Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Friday 21 November 1662
This makes sense and fits well with Sam's reference to "having first put up a spitting sheet".
"fabric attached to the wall behind a spittoon to protect valuable hangings or pictures from splashback."
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About Sunday 25 August 1661
Two Pepys women are thus failing to buckle, one to Samuel's entire satisfaction and the other definitely not.
About The Savoy
The Savoy chapel is one of a distinctive group.
The Royal Peculiars and Chapels Royal
Many of England's Royal Peculiars and Chapels Royal are located within the Diocese of London.
These churches and chapels have a 'peculiar jurisdiction' and are usually located on land connected with a royal castle or palace. They are independent of the Church of England's structures and owe allegiance directly to the Sovereign.
The Chapels Royal have their origin in a single establishment known as the Chapel Royal, effectively the King's Royal Free Chapel or Ecclesiastical Household, which followed the Court wherever it went. One of its locations was at the present Chapel Royal in the royal residence of St James's Palace, begun in 1531, and the main choral centre has been there since Queen Anne moved the Court to St James's from Whitehall Palace.
The Bishop of London is Dean of the Chapels Royal.
Westminster AbbeyChapel Royal, Hampton Court PalaceChapel Royal of St Peter-ad-VinculaThe Chapel Royal of St John the EvangelistThe Chapel Royal, St James's PalaceThe Queen's Chapel of the SavoyThe Royal Foundation of St KatharineExtra Diocesan Churches
Temple ChurchChapel of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea
About St Thomas's Hospital
That's "turn again" Dick Whittington, I presume; he of the cat and bells, who became Lord Mayor of London
About Friday 17 May 1661
I'm afraid that the combination of a bagpiper with a 17th century version of Ronnie Ronalde would have put me right off my lunch.
About Wednesday 8 May 1661
No difference in this context.
About Tuesday 30 April 1661
Google maps will show you. Just enter Newington Butts and look both north and south from there.
This is an area of Southwark, just south of modern-day Waterloo and north of Kennington. Part of the A3 there (main road from London to Portsmouth) is actually named Newington Butts to this day. However, I can't think offhand of any "water" there (either pond or river) that might have spoiled Sam's hat.
About Wednesday 24 April 1661
Is it worth repeating that neither Samuel nor his wife has any property rights in this house? It is simply the 'company' accommodation, allotted by the Navy Office, that goes with his current job.
About Sayes Court, Deptford
The legacy of John Evelyn, showing the influence of his "Sylva" on today's landscape.