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Suicide — or was it? in Anthony Trollope and other Victorian novels

Stuart Wilson enacting Lopez just before he gets on a train to go to another station with the intention of throwing himself under an oncoming engine (Pallisers 11:23) Dear friends and readers, I’m trying to turn over a new leaf, and write blogs...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Sep 2012

Catholic Revival in English Literature

Several years ago, I read Father Ian Ker's The Catholic Revival in English Literature, 1845-1961: Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh from the University of Notre Dame Press:The Catholic Revival in English Literature, 1845–1961 presents...

Phaeton in 1804: A delightful description

Before Jane Austen and her sister, Cassandra, and mother moved into Chawton Cottage, they lived in a “commodious oldfashioned house in a corner of Castle Square” in Southampton. In his Memoir of his aunt, James Edward Austen-Leigh writes this...
From: Jane Austen's World on 19 Sep 2012

British infantry Seven Years War

One of the few depictions of a SYW redcoat is this one by Edward Penny - 'the Marquis of Grandy giving alms to a sick soldier'. Most of my reference for Brits in the SYW is on my Flintlock and Tomahawk blog. But gaiter wise the Brits were already in transition...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 Sep 2012

WATCH: The official book trailer debut for Reporting the Revolutionary War

Watch it now! The official book trailer debut for Reporting the Revolutionary War: Video link: Reporting the Revolutionary War by Todd Andrlik (book trailer)

Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity and Innovation Conference

I was lucky enough to be granted an Early Career Bursary to attend the HERA funded Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity and Innovation in Europe, 1600-1800 Conference, held at the V&A on the 14th and 15th September. Unfortunately, I was only able...
From: Serena Dyer on 18 Sep 2012

Uwe's new online shop for 1/72 metal

This is an exciting new venture from History in 1/72's creator Uwe where he commissions sculptors to produce unavailable periods and interests. Of interest to the timeline of the blog is the 1680s and 90s infantry - ideal for putting up against those...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 16 Sep 2012

Warrior Pursuits in Libraries around the World

Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) is now available in more than 200 academic and research libraries around the world. WorldCat is one of the best online databases...

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight III

For the past few weeks, I have been slowly introducing you to the 37 historian contributors behind Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News. See Spotlight I and II. These experts provide important historical context, helping...

Minden in 1/32 (54mm)

This is a great project and fits in rather nicely from my last post.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 15 Sep 2012

“Inn-keeping was a favorite occupation”

Earlier this month, Dr. Sam Foreman shared a draft of the Suffolk Resolves, written mostly by Dr. Joseph Warren. That document is headed: At a Convention of the Representative Comtees of the Several Towns & Districts of the County of Suffolk in the...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Sep 2012

British contingent at Minden

Image from Osprey Men-at-Arms №460 - Frederick the Great’s Allies 1756–63Remember folks when painting British redcoats 1745-63 that they didn't wear white gaiters on campaign - yes Barry Lyndon isn't correct - should be brown or grey.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 13 Sep 2012

Sir John Cheke, Classical Scholar

Sir John Cheke died on September 13, 1557. He had been a great scholar at University of Cambridge, reformer of the mode of pronouncing Greek, and the tutor to Prince Edward, later Edward VI.According to this site, he also took part in the change in succession...

Dreispitz miniatures

A new SYW range starting off with Austrians this venture looks good. Go here to see the greens and so forth.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 12 Sep 2012

James Renwick’s Halloween Preaching in 1686

On Hallowe’en, 1686, James Renwick preached at the Annick Water in Dreghorn parish, Ayrshire. Map of the Annick Water near Lambroughton earl of Linlithgow Four months after the preaching, the prisoners from it were brought before the earl of Linlithgow...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Sep 2012

Interesting portrait

Unfortunately the wiki page doesn't really have much to say about this 18th century image. What do you say? French?
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 12 Sep 2012

Winstanley 1975 (A1)

 This is a a good clip from a classic and original look at the ECW - it's up in its entirety and this is the intro which has a good battle scene to get you started; I think it featured the fresh faced English Civil War Society. The blurb reads:Winstanley...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 Sep 2012

Shakespeare for women: from Henry V to Julius Caesar

Harriet Walter The announcement that an all-female Julius Caesar production is to be staged at the Donmar Warehouse in London from November to February has been greeted with excitement. Here’s Lyn Gardner’s Guardian piece. The production will...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Sep 2012

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight II

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing more biographical background on the historian contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War. Below are bios on eight of the 37 contributors and click here to read the first contributor spotlight, featuring...

A list of my favourite books on Early Modern Wars

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written to this blog. Empires rose and fell, students graduated, The Trans-Siberian reached the ocean and went back hundred times, my legal roads took me far from my spare-time hobbies, history included....

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.