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The Prisoner of Zenda

Sean Fitzpatrick writes about the great adventure novel, The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope for Crisis Magazine:Rudolf Rassendyll—an indifferent young man who enjoyed his leisure well. Though in excellent training as a horseman, swordsman, and...

The Covenanters of Prison Linns near Selkirk #History #Scotland #Borders

The Covenanters in Selkirkshire. According to the OS name book, under ‘Prison Linns’ on the Baillie Burn by Ettrickbridge: ‘This Name is given to a Small Valley or piece of ground, Situated on the farm of Helmburn, traditionally assigned,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Mar 2016

The Covenanters in The Nation// Live: Civil War #History #Art #Scotland

  If you haven’t viewed ‘The Nation// Live: Civil War’ videos, I think you should. They used the history of the Covenanters in Dumfries and Galloway in an innovative way as part of an art exhibition for a National Galleries of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2015

Hope in a Time of Crisis: Environmental Humanities and Histories of Emotions

From left to right: Tom Bristow, Cameron Muir, and Thom van Doorenat The University of Melbourne, 17 October 2015. Photo credit: Lilian Pearce. by Tom Bristow, Thom van Dooren and Cameron Muir. One evening in the driest grasses in the world, a child...
From: Histories of Emotion on 5 Nov 2015

Crichope Linn & Tales of the Covenanters #History

Did Claverhouse make a daring leap over the chasm at Crichope Linn? In Ellen Jane Guthrie’s popular Tales of the Covenanters he does, but it is a work of fiction… Crichope Linn © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. Crichope Linn is...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Oct 2015

A Salem Suffragette

Well, today is Women’s Equality Day, designated in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which finally granted women the right to vote after a long struggle for suffrage. I’m embarrassed to admit that...
From: streets of salem on 26 Aug 2015

Preparing to give an author reading: deciding on what to wear and other matters of great import

In one month I’m to give a reading not far from where I live. It’s high time I started preparing. (Did you know that presenters of TED talks prepare for months? For fascinating links on this process: go here, and here.) An author reading...
From: Baroque Explorations on 30 Jun 2015

Thévenot in India

Mirror ring with inlaid foiled glass late 18th to early 19th c Rajasthan India. This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europeto the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 26 Jun 2015

Sorting your literary archives (otherwise known as paper clutter)

At nine this morning there were 13 people in our house, all talking and going about their business. Many of them had showed up at 8:00. We’re having our house painted, some people were here to scope out photo ops (for what, I don’t know),...
From: Baroque Explorations on 16 Apr 2015

Writing with writerly diversions

It’s a busy week in San Miguel de Allende: the Writers’ Conference is on and there are many writers in town. Yesterday I heard Tracy Chevalier‘s keynote address on the importance of history (wonderful), and tonight my husband and...
From: Baroque Explorations on 12 Feb 2015

Lady Hester Stanhope's friendship with William Dacres Adams

The friendship between Pitt's niece Lady Hester Stanhope and Pitt's last private secretary William Dacres Adams continued long after Pitt's death. Although they first met in 1804, they quickly grew close to the point that Dacres Adams named his first-born...

Perspectives on infinity

Remember the first photos of Earth from space? It created a sea-change in our perspective. As a child, my father found it amusing how disturbed I was by the idea of infinity. I am challenged anew, and in a rather marvellous way, seeing this amazing...
From: Baroque Explorations on 30 Jan 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 67

Hope, art thou true, or dost thou flatter me? Doth Stella now begin with piteous eye The ruins of her conquest to espy: Will she take time, before all wracked be? Her eyes’ speech is translated thus by thee. But fail’st thou not in phrase so heavenly high? Look...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 23 Jan 2015

Lady Hester Stanhope's will

Lady Hester Stanhope's physician, Dr. Charles Meryon, wrote to her brother on April 29, 1825 to express his concern for her welfare. She was already in deep financial ruin, and she was fretting over what would happen to her beloved female companion, Miss...

A crazy publication day

Yesterday was a crazy day: I sent out a newsletter, the U.S. paperback edition of The Shadow Queen came out, and — quite by coincidence — my INK e-book edition of The Shadow Queen launched in the UK and beyond. Any one of these requires quite...
From: Baroque Explorations on 7 Jan 2015

Getting ready for 2015: resolutions on book-keeping & book-making, the post-it To Do and the Seinfeld “Don’t break the chain” methods … or how to write that damned book!

Last year, I posted a blog with almost this same name—Getting ready for 2014: resolutions on book-keeping and book-making. I wrote: We’ve made our resolutions, and one of mine is get to the bottom of the mail in-box three times in the year...
From: Baroque Explorations on 29 Dec 2014

‘To Extirpate These Rebels’: The Commission to Colonel James Douglas, 27 March to 20 April, 1685

Colonel James Douglas was a commander for William of Orange at the Boyne, but in 1685 he had hunted down and executed Covenanters in the service of James VII…   In March, 1685, Douglas was given an extraordinary judicial commission to pursue and...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Dec 2014

William Pitt Adams's bookplate

William Pitt Adams's bookplateAt some point soon I intend to research all of Pitt's godchildren, wards, and others named after him. Suffice it to say, Pitt was a godfather from the age of 14, and his love of children was well-known....

Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset

Above: Anne Stanhope (c.1510-87), duchess of Somerset.Anne Stanhope, duchess of Somerset, has long had a negative reputation. Mary Dewar described her in 1964 as 'the terror' of her husband Edward Seymour's household and as 'a hated meddler'. William...
From: Conor Byrne on 21 Dec 2014

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.