News about this site and other Pepys-related events.


Family Tree updated

In case anyone likes to keep a copy of the latest Pepys family tree, I’ve just updated it. The latest addition is that of the Angier brothers (Percival and John), who were distant cousins by marriage of Samuel, Percival being married to a daughter of Thomas Pepys “The Red”.

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Moved to a new server

UPDATE: If you can read this, the site has moved to a new server, and you should be able to log in and post annotations again. There may well be things which are broken or slow or unusually strange… if you spot something, do let me know. Thanks.

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Wikipedia content returns

Back on the previous site, more than two years ago, some of the topic pages in the Encyclopedia included relevant text and images from Wikipedia. This was reduced to links to Wikipedia when I rebuilt the site. But now, it’s all back.

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New search feature

Those of you who were familiar with the old site may remember it had a search function that disappeared when I rebuilt the site for the start of 2013 (or, the return of 1660). It was more complicated to recreate that with the new technology, and so it had to disappear. I’ve now added a search box back to the top of every page.

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A new design

When I rebuilt this site at the beginning of 2013, ready for the second cycle of the diary, I didn’t have time to finish the design of the pages. While all the behind-the-scenes code had been built from scratch, the visible parts didn’t get much attention. The monochrome look was functional but didn’t give the impression a website about a 17th century character should.

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Maps not working temporarily

Maps in the Encyclopedia section currently aren’t displaying due to some confusion with Mapbox that provides them. Hopefully they’ll be back in the next day or two.



Pepys marriage event at St Olave's

St Olave’s church, the Pepys’ local church during the diary period, is hosting an event run by Unity Arts on the evening of Thursday. 10th October 2013, focused around Samuel and Elizabeth’s marriage:

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Anti-spam measures

It only took seven hours after opening up registrations for our first spammer to sign up. I suppose one must admire their speed. So far that account is the only of several spammers that has posted an annotation (since deleted). I’ve disabled those accounts but that doesn’t stop more spammers registering.

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Welcome to the new (unfinished) site

Welcome to the new website, just in time for 1st January. The diary entries will be appearing each day on the front page from 11pm (London time) on 1st January 2013, starting with 1st January 1660. The RSS feed and daily emails should also start working again.

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Annotations switched off

I’m experimenting with a few things on the site, with the aim of starting it running again in the New Year. To make this easier for me — and because very few annotations have been posted recently — I’ve turned off the ability to post annotations for a while.

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