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Book Review: ‘The Tragic Daughters of Charles I’ by Sarah-Beth Watkins

Far more has been written about the sons of King Charles I and his queen, Henrietta Maria, than about the daughters who were born of the couple—perhaps understandably, since both Charles and James became kings. But with such works as Lady Katherine...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 30 May 2020

Chalcedony Glass

17th century ribbed bottle,Brescia, Italy.In hopeful anticipation of flowers, the cusp of spring seems the appropriate time to celebrate Antonio Neri's most colorful creation; chalcedony glass.[1] Through his clever technique, the 17th century glassmaker...
From: Conciatore on 1 Apr 2020

General Isaac Gregory’s Fictitious Treason

Col. Josiah Parker of Virginia was at a loss at what to do. He had just arrived outside the British outpost at Great Bridge... The post General Isaac Gregory’s Fictitious Treason appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Death of Lt. Michael Grosh: the Maryland Militia at Germantown

In the early hours of October 4, 1777, the Maryland militia trudged southward along the Old York Road in eastern Pennsylvania. In the distance... The post The Death of Lt. Michael Grosh: the Maryland Militia at Germantown appeared first on Journal of...

Priming Horn Documentation Found!

Priming Horn Information.“The priming-horn is intended to be filled with Pistol Powder, and the Ranger always to prime from it in time of action, by which method he will not be near so subject to burn priming or miss fire as He would by...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Jan 2020

Lakes of Flowers

'The Miracle of the Immobility of Santa Lucia'Leandro Bassano, using Florentine lakes.In the final part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book on glassmaking, [1] he presents several recipes that are devoted to pigments for painting. His intention for including...
From: Conciatore on 29 Jan 2020

Chalcedony Glass

17th century ribbed bottle,Brescia, Italy.In hopeful anticipation of flowers, the cusp of spring seems the appropriate time to celebrate Antonio Neri's most colorful creation; chalcedony glass.[1] Through his clever technique, the 17th century glassmaker...
From: Conciatore on 30 Dec 2019

Richard Allestree, The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety (1667)

This 1667 first edition of Richard Allestree’s The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety has a detailed gift inscription from an owner named Christiana Isabella Harvey. Harvey records that the book was given to her “by the Reverend Dr. Nicholas”...

Fire-Hunting by Night in South Carolina: A Pursuit of British Officers

While George Hanger was for a time in limbo, waiting in mid May 1780 for a decision on his part in the British arrangements for... The post Fire-Hunting by Night in South Carolina: A Pursuit of British Officers appeared first on Journal of the American...

"Wolves of the Mohawk Valley" By DON TROIANI

"Wolves of the Mohawk Valley" By DON TROIANIhttp://www.dontroiani.com/commissions.shtml;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Sep 2019

James Moore’s Commission in the East Florida Rangers

Under the leadership of Royal Governor Patrick Tonyn, East Florida remained in the hands of the British Crown during the Imperial Crisis, not an... The post James Moore’s Commission in the East Florida Rangers appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Joseph Wroblewski on the Queen’s Rangers during the British Occupation of Philadelphia

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews educator and JAR contributor Joseph Wroblewski on the operations of the Queen’s Rangers during the British occupation of... The post This Week on Dispatches: Joseph Wroblewski...

Wide Angles, Close Quarters: A Human History of the Grand Dérangement

Christopher Hodson [Welcome to our summer series on Acadian history! We are very excited to be presenting this special five-week series, cross-posting on Unwritten Histories, Borealia, and  Acadiensis, and in collaboration with the Fredericton Regional...
From: Borealia on 22 Jul 2019

Exhibiting the Acadian History of Pointe Sainte-Anne

Stephanie Pettigrew [Welcome to our summer series on Acadian history! We are very excited to be presenting this special five- week series, cross-posting on Unwritten Histories, Borealia, and  Acadiensis, and in collaboration with the Fredericton...
From: Borealia on 9 Jul 2019

Benedict Arnold and James Wemyss: Similar Experiences Contrasting Legacies

Often, a person’s legacy is defined by decisions made at pivotal moments rather than a lifetime of previous accomplishments. The is especially true for... The post Benedict Arnold and James Wemyss: Similar Experiences Contrasting Legacies appeared...

Lake of Flowers

'The Miracle of the Immobility of Santa Lucia'Leandro Bassano, using Florentine lakes.In the final part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book on glassmaking, [1] he presents several recipes that are devoted to pigments for painting. His intention for including...
From: Conciatore on 14 Jun 2019

Deadly Fumes

Memento mori, 1605.Nikolaus Alexander  Mair von Landshut.17th century glassmaker and alchemist Antonio Neri handled very dangerous materials on a daily basis. He used strong acids, which if splattered could easily burn flesh, or cause blindness....
From: Conciatore on 22 May 2019

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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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.