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Virtue in crisis: Enlightenment perspectives

With frightening speed, COVID-19 has brought about a global crisis. In western democracies the phenomenon was first tracked and measured from a distance, then discovered to be not just ‘their’ problem, but ‘ours’ too. In the process,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 20 Apr 2020

The Riot against the Neck Guard

I have still more to share about the Otis-Robinson brawl, but sestercentennial anniversaries are catching up, so I’ll have to get back to that story. That fight was just the start of an uptick of violence in the fall of 1769. The next confrontation...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Oct 2019

Article & Reviews in the JEMH 22/6

The Journal of Early Modern History 22/6 (2018): Fabrizio D’Avenia, “From Spain to Sicily after the Expulsion: Conversos between Economic Networks and the Aristocratic Elite.” Jessica Fowler reviews Judging Faith, Punishing Sin:...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 13 Feb 2019

Guns & Stalking Horses.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Nov 2018

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 23, 1767).“Returns his hearty thanks to those gentlemen and ladies who have favoured him with their custom.” Richard...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2017

New Book: After Conversion

After Conversion: Iberia and the Emergence of Modernity, ed. Mercedes García-Arenal (Brill, 2016). IntroductionMercedes García-Arenal Part I: Biblical Culture, Jewish Antiquities and New Forms of Sacred History 1. Nebuchadnezzar’s...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 13 Jun 2017

Flintlock Fowler, by Johann Georg Wisthaler of Munich.

Flintlock Fowler, by Johann Georg Wisthaler of Munich (active 1718-50). This is a beautiful fullstock fowler that has all wrought iron and engraved mounts and very fine rococo ruffle and serpent head carving. He is identified by the Gold touchmark...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Feb 2017


The ramrod seems to be the most forgotten part of an 18th century gun when it comes to looking for information. One would think that such an important tool would receive more attention. I have noted over the years that all ramrods, original antique &...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Oct 2016

The Cleaning Of A Muzzle-Loading Gun-Documentation.

 "The Care and Cleaning of Firelocks in the 18th Century: A Discussion of Period Methods and Their Present Day Applications." George Edie, A Treatise on English Shooting (London 1772) (7-8) "When a person is master of a good Piece, the keeping it...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Jun 2016

Book Chapers: “Devout Laywomen”

Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World, Alison Weber, ed. (Routledge, 2016). Introduction: Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern Catholic World: The Historiographic Challenge, Alison Weber PART I Service 1 Community, Conflict, and Local Authority:...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 7 Apr 2016

An Update of small shot for Smoothbores.

My last findings during researching lead shot had me puzzled. In George Washington's list of goods he ordered "Drop Shot". This was prior to the invention of the shot tower. Further searching has turned up a couple of interesting facts. (1) Prince Rupert's...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Apr 2016

More on Small Shot for Smoothbores.

5.7mm - 5.8mm diameter (o/all length of strip is 78mm)." River Thames find.; The above I suspect is swan shot. It is about the same size that I make myself for use in my fusil & pistol, about...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Apr 2016

Now fearch for Tow, and fome old Saddle pierce. No Wadding lies fo clofe, or drives fo fierce.

I have used leather wads for many years now, using my Father’s old 20 gauge wad punch. I started using leather wads not because of some historical documentation, but because it seemed the common sense and practicle thing to do. Leather will not...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Sep 2015


COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: INDIAN CAPTIVES: The Capture of Mary Rowlandson Courtesy of Mary Rowlandson, 10 February 1675 ‘…But out we must go, the fire...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 May 2015

A Gap Between Powder & Ball. DON'T DO IT !!!

I made a statement on social media today, and immediately got challenged. I don't mind getting challenged, in fact I think it is a good thing. But when that challenge also includes some dangerous misinformation, it can be a problem for other people reading...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Feb 2015

“I grew weary of my Toil”: Part II

A while ago, I blogged ‘I grew weary of my Toil’ Part I, an account of William Hey’s brutal attempts to extract a dead infant from the body of its mother. You may recall that Hey barely mentioned his patients, except to say that the mother ‘recovered...
From: The History Fox on 3 Nov 2014

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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:{search term or phrase}

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

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

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.