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Phil Gyford has posted 730 annotations/comments since 27 December 2002.

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About Thursday 13 June 1661

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How odd, yes you're right; now fixed.

About London (ship)

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As of May 2014 there are plans to excavate the remains of the London, whose final resting place was only confirmed in 2005: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/may/16/... The article says:

"The vessel was fitted for war when she blew up. The women on board were possibly officers' relatives. Perhaps they would have disembarked as the ship would have been fully prepared for war, Dunkley suggests. 'Pepys talks of ladies being on board. We don't know whether they were guests masquerading as crew members, which happened in Admiral Nelson's time. Or whether they were guests of the lower decks.'

"Although she blew up, the ship seems to be pretty complete, lying in two sections. She was once 37 metres long by 12 metres wide."

About Tuesday 29 October 1661

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I've belatedly fixed the "Lord Mayor" link to point to Sir John Frederick.

About Monday 15 April 1661

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Good point Bill - I've added a link.

About Wednesday 15 May 1661

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One very slight difference I noticed in the L&M version. Where Pepys here says, "This afternoon there came...", L&M have it, "This evening there came..."

About Thursday 7 February 1660/61

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I've fixed the Duke of Buckingham now, to link to the 2nd Duke, not the 1st.

About Tuesday 5 February 1660/61

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I've added a link to Mrs Michell.

About Ned Osgood

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Now corrected to Ned.

About Loud

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This is not Laud [Crisp], but Loud, a page to Sandwich, as explained by David Quidnunc's reference to the Companion volume.