Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Zexufang has posted 1 annotation/comment since 19 October 2013.
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About Thursday 18 October 1660
As to -"JWB on 19 Oct 2003 Sam and executions...I think it best to think of Sam first and foremost as a politician. To see and be seen at the executions of the Regicides is a political act. He is of the party in power. These are acts to demonstrate that power. He's showing solidarity, period."
I agree. (though maybe ten years too late)Pepys IS a politician; and to go and be seen at the executions is a an act of solidarity with the new regime.