✹ About Thursday 18 October 1660 Zexufang on 19 Oct 2013 • Link 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.