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Top Tudor Castles (and ice cream): Part 1

England is blessed with a large number of castles (both ruined and adapted for later use) many of which are of interest to fans of the Tudor period. It is also often possible to combine two of my favourite pasttimes – visiting historic sites and eating...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 22 Jul 2022

Another day, another Georgian Garden …

Melbourne Hall from the lake Before Capability Brown, and before rococo whimsicalities, there were gardens designed in the French style. Two names dominated the English garden scene at the start of the 18th Century: George London and Henry Wise. Copying...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 4 Jul 2022

Sezincote – a monument to the way the British Empire looted India – or an inspiration for the Brighton Pavilion?

A few miles from Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds is a remarkable house built in 1805, known as Sezincote. With its Georgian adaptation of traditional Indian architecture from an earlier century, it is easy to dismiss it as a bit of whimsy, with its...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 26 Jun 2022

June 15

GUEST CURATOR: Joseph Vanacore What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SLOOP of 84 tons, with all her stores.” I found Abraham Barker’s advertisement in the June 15, 1772, issue of the Newport Mercury very interesting....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jun 2022

To Washington, and the Library of Congress …

The Capitol Building The George Washington Memorial This week I visited Washington, for the first time. Just my luck to find that everything was closed for President’s Day the first day after I arrived. But unlike British Bank Holidays, when it always...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 28 Feb 2022

Sherborne Castle – a fascinating time capsule.

The Capability Brown lake It is a strange experience – moving to a new area (Sherborne in Dorset) and not being able to look around local places of interest because of lock-down, and realizing that after twelve months I had never even seen inside the...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 27 Aug 2021

A Salem Shipwright

Salem’s Federal-era shipwrights Retire Becket and Enos Briggs are justly famous, but the men who crafted ships both before and after the so-called Golden Age are a bit more obscure. A case in point is Edward F. Miller, who maintained a productive...
From: streets of salem on 8 May 2021

Durhm Saugur, Comilla

A Bangladeshi hunting scene showing three riders, one a woman riding side-saddle, following a pack of hounds; Indian servants and an English family in the foreground.   Title: Durhm Saugur, Comilla [graphic]. Publication: [Comilla, Bangladesh?]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Apr 2021

Renaissance and Reign of Terror

1904 was a big year in Salem’s commemorative history: it was the centennial of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth, and his birthplace received both regional and national attention. This was squarely in the midst of the time when Witch City and Hawthorne/Colonial...
From: streets of salem on 12 Mar 2021

Stripped and Razed

I’m in the intense period of writing my book with a March 1 deadline looming, so posts are going to be very spotty over the next few weeks, but today, I needed a break from my ploughmen and practitioners. There’s a lost building in Salem with...
From: streets of salem on 16 Jan 2021

The End of Mill Hill?

Place names are a topic I have not explored much on this blog, which is odd, as they represent a major entry into the local past. There’s a great article in the old Essex Institute Historical Collections (Volume 31, 1894-95; it was also printed...
From: streets of salem on 28 Jan 2020

Requiem for a Carriage House

There is nothing, nothing, that is worse than neglect, of anything that is in your care. I am always material-minded so I’m going straight to architecture: demolition by neglect infuriates me. It’s expensive to own an old house: I have...
From: streets of salem on 4 Sep 2019

A Genteel Boarding House in Salem

My fascination with the newly-digitized glass plate negatives of Frank Cousins, documenting Salem at the turn of the last century, continues: right now I’m curious to know all there is to know about the legendary Doyle Mansion on Summer Street,...
From: streets of salem on 9 Jul 2019

April 24

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 24, 1769). “TO BE SOLD, the SHIP AMERICA.” Being from Massachusetts, I have spent time in major port cities...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Apr 2019

11th April 1758: A repeat visit to the fire at London Bridge

In 1758 Richard Hall was living in the area of Southwark called the Bridgefoot when London Corporation decided “to do something” about London Bridge. Until 1749 it had been the only structure linking the North and South banks of the River...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 11 Apr 2019

New York, New York – a Georgian cornucopia!

At first sight you would not expect to find much in New York which would resonate with a Georgian fanatic – but I am delighted to say that if you look, it is amazing how much you can find! I started off by taking a taxi to the heart of the financial...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 12 Mar 2019

This 18th century sealers cottage on KI is as original as they come. Australia.

PRE-DATING the first settlement of South Australia, an original stone cottage on Kangaroo Island is believed to have been built by seal catchers who occupied the island in the early 18th century.https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/adelaide-sa/this-18th-century-sealers-cottage-on-ki-is-as-original-as-they-come/news-story/937924456a1ece5116a884d98a04c420
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Aug 2018

Introducing… the social media editor

This post is the first in a series in which the academics behind Cerae will introduce themselves and their research, to give a flavour of the diverse people and interests contributing to the running of a burgeoning academic journal. I’m Kirsty and...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 26 Mar 2018

17C American Women: 17C New England

17C American Women: 17C New England: The northeastern New England colonies had generally thin, stony soil, relatively little level land, and long winters, making it difficult...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Mar 2018

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Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.