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jude cooper has posted 13 annotations/comments since 7 March 2014.

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About Monday 14 March 1663/64

jude cooper  •  Link

Do we have any idea what Pepys actually called his wife, Elizabeth? Lizzie? Bess? Beth? Elisa? It would be great to know. And is there any evidence that Sam was called Sam and not Samuel by his friends and family?

About Wednesday 7 August 1661

jude cooper  •  Link

Locally, (welsh border) having your bait is the food you have late morning as breakfast, when you started work early. Used commonly by builders and farmers. And yes, Michelle, also used round here for your packed lunch at school.

About Monday 6 May 1661

jude cooper  •  Link

Interesting point, Jackie. The fact that girls were less valuable and less doctored, led to their greater survival, and ability to take power is something to ponder on...

About Thursday 2 May 1661

jude cooper  •  Link

Frustrating how many links have expired- we are definately second generation pepysists in 2014. Good luck with the links, you readers in 2024!

About Wednesday 3 April 1661

jude cooper  •  Link

Ten years on and still burbling about calendars! Thought you might like to know that Cwm Gwuan in pembrokeshire still uses the Julien calendar when celebrating new year. We also perform our mummers play on old twelfth night in Herefordshire.