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An American Sea Captain Encounters Horatio Nelson—And Lives to Tell the Tale

Few sea captains could claim they crossed bowsprits with Lord Nelson and sailed away – ship and cargo intact – but Nathaniel Carver of... The post An American Sea Captain Encounters Horatio Nelson—And Lives to Tell the Tale appeared...

The Humbley siblings: named for victory

William Humbley, an army officer, gave his new-born son a name almost impossible to live up to: William Wellington Waterloo Humbley. Even more than that Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, stood as the child’s godfather. Little William...
From: All Things Georgian on 15 Jun 2015

"Tones of resistless power": Stratford Canning's reminiscences of William Pitt

Figure 1: Stratford Canning as a young manStratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe (1786-1880), was a British politician, an ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, and a cousin of William Pitt's friend and political associate, George Canning....

Ladies and Gentlemen – Nelson’s Teapot!

Seeing how Easter is just around the corner, a Fabergé egg might have been more suitable to turn up on the Antiques Roadshow, but I thought that you’ll be just as happy with Nelson’s teapot. And it’s the real thing! How did Nelson’s...
From: The Joyful Molly on 18 Apr 2014

Nelson’s last letter to Emma Hamilton, 1805

The notorious love affair between military hero Horatio Nelson and lady-of-dubious-morals-turned-society-beauty Lady Emma Hamilton is perhaps one of the most famous of the eighteenth century. As the story of a romance between a naval officer and a probable...
From: The History of Love on 18 Nov 2013

Trafalgar: Nelson, Navy, Nation. New Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum

Of course a new exhibition with that title had to open on Trafalgar Day. Hours: Open daily, 10.00-17.00 (last entry 16.30) Location: National Maritime Museum, floor two Admission: FREE I’m curious to see if/what new aspects of “Nelson’s...
From: The Joyful Molly on 21 Oct 2013

The Jamaican Diaspora

    British settlers landing at the Cape Colony   There was of course a huge Jamaican diaspora in the second half of the twentieth century. After the second World War the Windrush generation left the Caribbean in large numbers to work...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 28 Sep 2013

Horatio Nelson got a Make-Over

After the finding-royals-under-the-car-park fad, we now have the give-history-a-make-over craze. Historical hipsters: Shakespeare and Elizabeth I get makeovers from modern artists I admit, seeing “Elizabeth I” and “hipster” in...
From: Joyful Molly on 2 May 2013

Rev. Thomas Bolton (1697—1772)

The Rev. Thomas Bolton was a member of the Bolton family of Woodbridge, one of the children of Samuel Bolton, a surgeon. He grew up in Woodbridge and in the usual way of things, went on to Cambridge and was ordained deacon in 1720 and priest in 1721....
From: Kirby and his world on 15 Jan 2013

Freebie: Download “The Radiant Boy” – Merry Christmas, fellow AoS aficionados!

I hope this will bring all Age of Sail aficionados out there a little extra-cheer. May you and your loved ones have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed Yule! Neither is complete without a decent ghost story, read by candlelight, accompanied by a mug of hot...
From: Joyful Molly on 25 Dec 2012

Trafalgar Day 2012

“That Hamilton Woman” is mandatory viewing today. For those of you who own a version with subtitles, I have two words: “Pandemonium ensues!” “Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.” ...
From: Joyful Molly on 21 Oct 2012

Happy Birthday, Admiral Collingwood! Cake for you, and a Freebie for your Friends!

In honour of Admiral Collingwood’s 264th birthday, Emma Collingwood (not related) offers the story “Last Service”, an excerpt from the book “The Radiant Boy – Four Ghost Stories in the Age of Sail”, for free download over at her website. The...
From: Joyful Molly on 26 Sep 2012

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.