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Some Podcast Episodes to Sample

I’m sure everyone reading this has sampled several early American history podcasts. There really is a plethora of them, from both individuals and institutions. Here are a few recommendations of individual podcast episodes that I recently found interesting....
From: Boston 1775 on 9 May 2021

The Board of Trade and Plantations, 1688–1761

There were four bodies that directly influenced England’s relationship with her American colonies; they were the King (a body of one), the Privy Council... The post The Board of Trade and Plantations, 1688–1761 appeared first on Journal of...

An American Bolingbroke: John Taylor of Caroline’s Republican Opposition, 1792–1794, Part 2 of

Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, in the first half of the eighteenth century, and John Taylor of Caroline in the 1790s, both feared that... The post An American Bolingbroke: John Taylor of Caroline’s Republican Opposition, 1792–1794,...

Guest post by Erato ‘The Golden Rump’

I am delighted to welcome back a guest who writes under the pen name of Erato.  Her article last time was about her then latest book –  The Cut of the Clothes: A Story of Prinny and Beau Brummell. Today she is here to talk about her new...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Feb 2020

Mum : a political ballad for the present times

A satire on Walpole and the Whigs. Author: Leslie, Charles, active 1738-1743. Title: Mum : a political ballad for the present times : with annotations political, critical, and historical. Published: Edinburgh : Printed, and sold by the book-sellers...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 May 2019

The monkey and the hounds : a fable

British Library suggests that this is a political satire on Sir Robert Walpole. Title: The monkey and the hounds : a fable. Published: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1730s?] Catalog Record 763 730 M74 Acquired October 2017
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 May 2018

Letter : Houghton, to Mr. John Boydell

Autographed letter signed from Joseph Farington to John Boydell written from Houghton Hall the seat of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford where he spent three years making drawings of the paintings for Boydell’s Collection of prints after the most...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Apr 2016

Henry Legge

Another colorful subscriber to Kirby’s Historical Account was Henry Legge. Styled in the subscriber list as “Hon. Henry Legge, Esq.” he was at the time the other MP for Orford. Orford was a pocket borough in the gift of the Treasury,...
From: Kirby and his world on 1 Feb 2013

A Draught of the Pillar Found in the Rubbish of Whitehall

Quote below title: Take away the wicked, from before the King, and his throne shall be establish’d in righteousness. Prov. 25, v. 5. Latin inscription in image: In perpetuam infamiae memoriam Thomae Wolsaei … Title: A draught of the pillar...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Oct 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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.

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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.