Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Diana has posted 7 annotations/comments since 5 July 2013.
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About Saturday 9 June 1660
"25s, the reckoning for very bare"Is Sam refering to the amount he had to pay for his accomodation? Or is it the total amount they (Sam, Lord Mountagu and so on) had to pay? In either case it doesn't seem to be a huge amount, so I wonder why he thought it was so much...
About Tuesday 29 May 1660
"After dinner got all ready and sent away Mr. Cook to London with a letter and token to my wife."
Do you guys have any idea what with "token" is meant? Was it money?
About Saturday 10 March 1659/60
And then Sam goes to the tavern with the rest of the money... but weren't the 500 punds for Lord Montagu?
"having left 200l. of it with Mr. Rawlinson at his house for Sheply"I'm trying to understand this sentence...Does it mean that the final destination of the money was Shepley, servant of Lord Montagu? Isn't it a bit weird? Why didn't he give it to him directly?Thank you so much!
About Tuesday 31 December 1667
Hi, does anyone know what the sentence "the King led into unsettled councils by some about him, himself considering little" refer to? Were those "about him" some people against the monarchy (who the King did not really consider "important enemies")?
About Monday 28 January 1666/67
Thank you so much for the references. Really interesting!
Hi, what does this mean? "he should have counsel, which the Commons would not suffer, but desired leave to report their Lordships’ resolution to the House of Commons".
What counsel should he have, and why would the Commons not suffer it?
And about "Old Swan": was it a merely a tavern or was it also used to refer to a specific area in London?