Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Carol has posted 4 annotations/comments since 25 October 2013.
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About Friday 13 September 1661
"unless of course the daily bread and potatoes are not worth mentioning."It's very unlikely that Sam would have eaten potatoes, and if he had done it would definitely have merited a mention in his diary. Although potatoes had been brought to England about 80 years earlier (reputedly, and probably, by Francis Drake) it wasn't until the industrial revolution of the 19th century that they were widely eaten.
About Sunday Lunch with Mr and Mrs Pepys
Thank you so much for this Sue. I now have a clear picture in my head of how the complex (office, church, houses) must have been. I love the formal garden. Let's hope the neighbours don't have another plumbing malfunction now that the cheese is being stored in the cellar!
About Wednesday 24 October 1660
Fascinated to read LeAnn's post about lacemakers' lamps. I wonder if the 'bottle lights' recently in the news are a 21st century re-working of the same principle?http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23536914
I think the current Duke of Cambridge is William, son of Charles, Prince of Wales.