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About Thursday 27 November 1662

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London's Great Conduit -- the mother of all the others

About Monday 24 November 1662

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"my Lord Sandwich being there, did discourse with us about getting some of this money to pay off the Fleets, and other matters;"

On 13 December the King ordered £20.000 of the Dunkirk money to be used to secure a navy debt raised by Carteret on his own credit, and £30,000 to secure a further loan to the navy from Aldermen Vyner, Maynell and Backwell.
(L&M note)

About Sunday 23 November 1662

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A little spoiler.

Two months from today (23 January 1663) Pepys will buy Audley's "The way to be rich according to the practice of the great Audley who begun with two hundred pound in the year 1605, and dyed worth four hundred thousand pound this instant November, 1662."

About Saturday 22 November 1662

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"This day I bought the book of country dances against my wife’s woman Gosnell comes, who dances finely;"

L&M say this is probably Playford's Dancing Master

"and there meeting Mr. Playford he did give me his Latin songs of Mr. Deering’s, which he lately printed."

L&M ID this as Dering's Cantica Sacra (1618) which contains 6-part motets

About Saturday 22 November 1662

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The Johari window is a technique created in 1955 by two American psychologists, Joseph Luft (1916–2014) and Harrington Ingham (1914–1995), used to help people better understand their relationship with self and others.

About Monday 10 November 1662

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"all know of the King’s new bastard by Mrs. Haslerigge,"

About Punch and Judy

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Pepys and Punch in England

"The figure who later became Mr. Punch made his first recorded appearance in England on 9 May 1662, which is traditionally reckoned as Punch's UK birthday. The diarist Samuel Pepys observed a marionette show featuring an early version of the Punch character in Covent Garden in London. It was performed by an Italian puppet showman, Pietro Gimonde, a.k.a. 'Signor Bologna.; Pepys described the event in his diary as 'an Italian puppet play, that is within the rails there, which is very pretty.' ( )

Pepys saw this "Italian puppet play" again at a stage in Whitehall Palace at a performance before the King.

8 October 1662 Pepys's diary reccords he is "at White Hall with the King, before whom the puppet plays I saw this summer in Covent-garden are acted this night." ( )

In October 1660 a small stage was constructed in the Queen's Guard Chamber at Whitehall, probably for this performance by puppets; as a reward for the performance, Signor Bologna alias Policinella was presented with a gold chain and medal. (E. Boswell, Restoration court stage, pp. 56-7, 116).

About Cold (or Cole) Harbour Gate (Tower of London)

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Cold Harbor Gate ("u." on the Tower ca. 1597 image) leads the list of DESTROYED BUILDINGS IN THE INNER WARD.

About Cold (or Cole) Harbour Gate (Tower of London)

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A portion of the site of these excavations is the foundation of the Cold Harbour Tower, which formerly stood at the south-west corner of the White Tower, and formed the entrance to an enclosure containing the domestic apartments of the Palace, which occupied the entire south-east angle of' the inner ward.1 At the southeast corner of the White Tower stood the Wardrobe Tower.2

In the twenty-third year of the reign of King Henry VIII (A.D. 1532) a survey was made of the Tower of London, in order to a. general repair of its different buildings, in which the item relating to the Cold Harbour Tower is as follows :

“The tower called Colde-Harber—The same tower the most part of it to be taken down and to be gazettyde tabled ventyde lowped copyde and crestyd wh cane stone and the vics of the same inendyd as also rough cast with lyme.”

“The wall from the tower and lodgyng of the King’s re'co’ds‘ upon the right hand going up to the hyll adioynyng vnto Colde Harbour g! in lengthe cxxx of foote the same wall to be ventyd iowped copy‘1 and crestyd with cane stone and also rough cast with ynie.”

1 Bailey’s Hist. of the Tower.
2 The Cold Harbour Tower is sometimes referred to as the Cold Harbour Gate; and in the Harleian MS. No. 1326 there is a description : “ The Nun’s Bower— the Prisons over the Cole harbour Gate."

Journal of the British Archaeological Association, 1900.