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Robin Hood, a Foundling

By Stephen Basdeo As one of England’s most famous historical figures, the name of Robin Hood appears in countless records. The first record we have of a man named Robin Hood is in the York Assize Records for the years 1225–26. This man is...

‘Passion, Lament, Glory’: Reflecting on the Emotional Core of the Easter Message

By Frederic Kiernan (Research Assistant, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100‒1800) and Jane W. Davidson, Deputy Director and Leader of the Performance Program, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 May 2017

Water Music for Rainy Weather

We went to daily Mass on Thursday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception here in Wichita, then drove to Delano for a delicious lunch at La Galette of quiche, salad, chicken and rice soup, and a shared slice of cake and cup of coffee. Then we checked...

Monteverdi, Mozart, and Handel

My husband and I concluded our auditions of the other three LPs we purchased last week. My husband offers these particulars re: our stereo equipment: all of these records were "played on recycled "green" classic stereo equipment from the 70's and 80's:...

Handel and the English

Today I am wildly edited to welcome Sheena Vernon to the salon. Sheena is the author of the wonderful book, Messiah. Love, music and malice at a time of Handel, and is joining us to discuss the composer's life and work in England!---oOo---...

Danielle de Niese: Beauty of the Baroque album

Australian-American lyric soprano Danielle de Niese is a name that has been cropping up for several years now on the Early Music scene. About a decade ago or so, Baroque music was quite a niche type of music, but I have noticed a growing trend that seems...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 16 Apr 2015

Thomas Arne (RIP) and His Sister, Mrs. Cibber

For those who love irony (and who doesn't?) consider that Thomas Arne, composer of the ultimate John Bull, "sun doesn't set on the British empire", patriotic tune, "Rule, Britannia!" AND the British national anthem, "God Save the King/Queen" was...

Roubiliac's Monument to Handel

As regular visitors will know, I am a keen enthusiast of paintings from the glorious Georgian era. I am far from an expert but can happily lose hours studying the work of the era, hopefully learning one or two things along the way. My knowledge of sculpture...

Sir Charles Frederick

Sir Charles Frederick (1709—1785) was a subscriber to the second edition of Kirby’s Method of Perspective, and one of his sponsors for Fellow of the Royal Society. He was born in Madras, India, where his father Sir Thomas Frederick was on the...
From: Kirby and his world on 24 May 2014

On This Day... The Premiere of Serse

We have previously met George Frideric Handel on more than one occasion and witnessed the premieres of both the Water Music and Coronation Anthems. Those works were celebrated by those who heard him, but his opera, Serse, which premiered on this day in...

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 40

As good to write, as for to lie and groan, O Stella dear, how much thy power hath wrought, That hast my mind, none of the basest, brought, My still-kept course, while others sleep, to moan. Alas, if from the height of Virtue’s throne Thou canst...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 12 Jan 2014

On This Day... Death of James Brydges, Duke of Chandos

James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, PC DL FRS (Hereford, 6th January 1673 – 9th August 1744) By Michael Dahl, 1719We're back in England today to meet a gentleman who went from the heights of wealth to the doldrums of debt and provided sport for...

Handel’s Giulio Cesare: Met HD-Opera style, post-modern mash-up

David Daniels as Giulio Cesare Dear friends and readers, The Met ended its 2012-13 HD season with the superb Glynbourne production by David McVickers of Handel’s Giulio Cesare. From the inspired idea of setting the action in 19th century colonialist...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Apr 2013

Arcangelo Corelli

One of the giants of Italian Baroque, Arcangelo Corelli’s music is a masterful example of this musical style. Born a posthumous son on the 17th of February, 1653, in Fusignano, he is therefore today’s Baroque Birthday Boy! Corelli worked...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 17 Feb 2013

Music While You Work

Happy 2013, everybody! I hope Santa was generous to you all. He certainly was to me…I was particularly chuffed with a T-shirt that has ‘HISTORIAN’ in large print, and underneath in smaller type, ‘You’d be more interesting...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 7 Jan 2013

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.