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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

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Wednesday 30 September 1663 by Bill

[Scottish comedian] RONNIE Corbett, who has died aged 85 [31 March…

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Thursday 29 October 1663 by Terry Foreman

"I sat near Proby, Baron, and Creed at the Merchant Strangers’…

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Friday 25 September 1663 by Chris Squire UK

Re: ‘ . . where it of a sudden did lighten, thunder, and rain . .…

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Friday 23 October 1663 by Terry Foreman

"Pepys's crest was a camel's head erased." Erasure in blazonry,…

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Monday 26 October 1663 by Terry Foreman

"the Dolphin" Louis of France (1 November 1661 – 14 April 1711)…

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Saturday 24 October 1663 by Terry Foreman

The Farnley Wood Plot was a conspiracy in northern England in October…

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Tuesday 29 September 1663 by Gerald Berg

I assume 'lighten' is lightening. So up Sam goes onto the roof during…

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Saturday 26 September 1663 by Louise Hudson

Also, Nick Hedley, Thanks for the information about Rawlinson being a…

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Monday 19 October 1663 by Terry Foreman

"A fine French dinner" I.e., one in which the food is served…

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Saturday 17 October 1663 by Terry Foreman

"the Queen’s being very sick, if not dead, the Duke and Duchess of…


Most recently annotated Letters

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Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Claire Martin

"If it thwart noe occasions of yours it might be usefull that you…

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Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

Dr. Parry-Jones, In the article on Elizabeth in the L&M Companion…

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Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

"It is implicit, though, from the content of this letter that P had…


Most recently annotated Encyclopedia Topics

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Robert Hooke by Elyse

Claire Tomalin says (in the context of Pepys's relationship with…

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William Cutler by Terry Foreman

Among the Baltic goods he and Rider supplied the navy with was hemp.

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Edward Proger by Bill

Edward Progers, younger son of Colonel Philip Progers, equerry to…

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Thomas Smith by Bill

That information about Thomas Smith is from Wheatley, 1893. Sorry.

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Hypocras by Bill

The wines of this period being more or less harsh and acid, it became…


Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

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Samuel Pepys and Fleet Street by Seeker

There are references elsewhere on this site to the Fountain Tavern in…

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A Walk with Ferrers by Sasha Clarkson

There was no direct English precedent for granting precedence and…


Most recently commented-on Site News Posts

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Roll Call. Say hello! by Mary Ellen

Greetings from Illinois. I am more or less speed reading thru this…

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New search feature by Terry Foreman

Phil. Thanks for this! I've found myself using Google and the…