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Gun Cleaning. A personal Point Of View.

This post has been prompted by several posts on forums concerning the problems people are having with gun cleaning. Principally the cleaning of the barrel.All of the problems I have read about to date, to my thinking, seems to come from the use of modern...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Dec 2018

Oils, Ointments and Plasters

Guest post by Elisabeth Brander Antibiotic ointments, fungal creams, and soothing lotions are frequently found in modern medicine cabinets. These kinds of treatments were also a staple of early modern medicine. During the early modern period, the most...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 30 May 2018

Necessary Compounds: Medicines Explained

At the end of his English Physician (a work that appeared in many editions from 1652), the prolific author and apothecary Nicholas Culpeper included a section explaining what, exactly, was meant by the various compounds which physicians prescribed. Compounds...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 15 Nov 2017

Fear of the French: Alexander Peden’s Sermon at Coilsholm Wood: #History #Scotland

According to John Ker of Kersland, Alexander “Prophet” Peden (d.1686) foretold that a ‘mighty alteration’ and apocalyptic sourging at the hands of foreigners would happen in Scotland and England. ‘The next I shall trouble...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2015

Making History: The Lost Peden’s Pulpit in Coilsholm Wood #History #Scotland

Is there a lost site used by the outlawed field preacher, Alexander Peden, waiting to be rediscovered in Coilsholm Wood near Failford? It appears that there might be and that it is not the same site as Peden’s Cove, which lies by the River Ayr Way....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Nov 2015

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.