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BBC History: The 1603 trial of Walter Ralegh

It is a curious fact that when Sir Walter Ralegh was finally executed – on 29 October 1618 – he had been legally dead for 15 years. Even by 17th-century standards, that was unusual. But then, not many people face the death penalty twice in...
From: Mathew Lyons on 31 Jan 2019

The Stage review: Ralegh: The Treason Trial

Before its run in the Sam Wanamaker Theatre beginning 24 November, Oliver Chris’ staging of Sir Walter Ralegh’s treason trial had several performances in the Great Hall in Winchester, where the trial itself was held on 17 November 1603. Ralegh...
From: Mathew Lyons on 31 Jan 2019


By Stephen Basdeo Since the Victorian era, even though they lack a formal written constitution, the English people have always enjoyed a high degree of freedom of speech and political freedom. In the early nineteenth century, many journalists and publishers...

An Interview with Author Martin Ganzglass

JAR: You’ve just completed the latest in your series of novels on the American Revolution. Tell a bit about the series as a whole... The post An Interview with Author Martin Ganzglass appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Impeaching the Queen of England (1643/4)

By Krista Kesselring; posted 9 October 2017. Trials of queens generally garner much attention, perhaps in part because they so often focus on sex. The trials of Henry VIII’s wives provoke enduring popular interest, most obviously. The adultery...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 9 Oct 2017

Confederation and Political Reason

This essay is the second in a three-part series on Confederation that provides critical historical context for Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary. The first essay was posted on 26 June. The third essay will be posted on 30 June. E.A. Heaman July...
From: Borealia on 28 Jun 2017

Treason in Shropshire in the Early Fifteenth Century: The Case of Sir Richard Lacon

Guest post by Ted Powell; 7 May 2017. Medieval English kings were very concerned to maintain the quality and integrity of their coinage, principally the silver penny, but also, from the reign of Edward III onwards, high value gold coinage.  The ability...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 7 May 2017

Evil May Day, 1517: Prosecuting Anti-Immigrant Rioters in Tudor London

Guest post by Shannon McSheffrey; 30 April 2017.                                                         This week...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 30 Apr 2017

Review: Reason in Madness, Draíocht Theatre

Reason in Madness: A Devised Reworking Draíocht Theatre, Blanchardstown, Dublin, 29-30 November 2016. Directed by Aisling Byrne. Design: Ciaran O’Melia; Dramaturgy: Oonagh Murphy; Sound Design: Susie Birmingham; Costume: Kate Bauer. Cast:...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 6 Dec 2016

Five hundred pounds reward

Title: Five hundred pounds reward. Publication: [Stowe Park? : [publisher not identified], 12 November 1795] Catalog Record and Digital Collection File 63 795 F565+ Acquired November 2015
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Nov 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 107

Stella, since thou so right a princess art Of all the powers which life bestows on me, That ere by them aught undertaken be They first resort unto that sovereign part; Sweet, for a while give respite to my heart, Which pants as though it still should...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 5 Aug 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 104 and Eleventh Song

Envious wits, what hath been mine offence, That with such poisonous care my looks you mark, That to each word, nay, sigh, of mine you hark, As grudging me my sorrow’s eloquence? Ah, is it not enough that I am thence, Thence, so far thence, that...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 24 Jun 2016

National Letter Writing Day: The Rye House Plot 1683

  SBT ER78/5, Rye House plot, 29 June 1683 Today is National Letter Writing Day. What would an archive be if it wasn’t for people writing letters?! At the SBT our archives are choc full of examples, from love letters to legal notices, which...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Dec 2015

Moving Pictures: An Interview with Sarah McNamer

Moving Pictures is a video archive of the research activities and collaborations of the CHE since 2012. Developed by Penelope Lee and Jessica Scott as part of the Education and Outreach program of the Melbourne node of the CHE, the project has evolved...
From: Histories of Emotion on 22 Oct 2015

Moving Pictures: An Interview with Ute Frevert

Moving Pictures is a video archive of the research activities and collaborations of the CHE since 2012. Developed by Penelope Lee and Jessica Scott as part of the Education and Outreach program of the Melbourne Node of the CHE, the project has evolved...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Sep 2015

YET Another Martyrdom in July: Blessed George Swallowell, Layman

Today's late July martyr is connected to St. John Boste and Blessed John Ingram from just a couple of days ago: Blessed George Swallowell was executed on July 26, 1594 in Darlington. He was a layman and former Anglican minister and was condemned to death...

First in a Series: English Catholic Martyrs at the End of July

We're entering another period with a cluster of martyrs, starting today with two Popish Plot victims, canonized in 1970 among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.Father Philip Evans, SJ and Father John Lloyd suffered martyrdom on July 22, 1679 in Cardiff,...

Killing the King with Porter … part two.

My last post for the CRECs blog was about my very fun (and sometimes messy) experience of making a short film about the treason trials of the 1790s. I’m very excited to say that the film is now online. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about...
From: CRECS// on 17 Apr 2015

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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.