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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

Sunday 29 September 1661 by Louise Hudson

Linda Camidge, I think you're right and "foxed" was an antecedent to today's…

Wednesday 20 November 1661 by Bill

Nov. 20 [1661] The Parliament sate again, wherein the Lords Spiritual were…

Friday 28 June 1661 by Rob

@Dick: The diary is recording, bit by bit, the slow crumbling of their…

Monday 23 September 1661 by Chris Squire UK

I have found some of my posts from 10 years ago. OED has: ‘epicurism . .…

Saturday 28 September 1661 by Sasha Clarkson

Sir William has obviously forgiven Sam for his role in the recent practical…

Friday 27 September 1661 by Bill

"she went to see Mrs. Pierce, who was this day churched, her month of childbed…

Monday 25 November 1661 by Bill

G. Miège does not include the word "tory" in the 1677 edition of his bilingual…

Monday 16 September 1661 by Chris Squire UK

OED has: ‘chaldron, n. Etym: Another form of cauldron n.; < Old French…

Sunday 8 September 1667 by MarkS

Sorry for the typos. I pressed Post by mistake rather than Preview, and there…

Sunday 11 January 1662/63 by Terry Foreman

"a pitifull sermon of the young Scott" Pepys suffered much from this young…

Most recently annotated Letters

Balthazar St Michel to Samuel Pepys by Fabbz

LOL

Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

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

Balthazar St Michel to Samuel Pepys by Terry Foreman

"You daily and hourly so comble me" comble : French, "fill"

Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

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

Most recently annotated Encyclopedia Topics

Rotherhithe (Redriffe) by Bill

Wheatley, in the annotation above, was wrong in his attribution. The poem,…

Hendrick Danckerts by Bill

DANCKERTS, HENRY (1630?-1680?), landscape-painter and line-engraver; born at…

Edward Coleman (b) by Bill

Same person as Edward Coleman (a)? http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/9386/

Edward Coleman (a) by Bill

COLEMAN, EDWARD (d. 1669), musician; son of Charles Coleman; a celebrated…

George Cocke ("Captain") by Bill

COCK, GEORGE (d. 1679), captain; served in Charles I's army; searcher of the…

Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

'Plague: Murder has a New Friend' by C.C. Humphreys by Bill

Too bad there is no ebook version.

Sunday Lunch with Mr and Mrs Pepys by Carol

Thank you so much for this Sue. I now have a clear picture in my head of how…

The Garden at the Navy Office by Weavethe hawk

I would love to know where I could see a larger version of the 1742 print…

The Bagwells by Gillian Bagwell

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/55358060/person/13807389864

At home with Mr and Mrs Pepys by Mary K

No, the house was 'company' accommodation that went with the job. Building…

Most recently commented-on Site News Posts

Pepys Family Tree updated by Sasha Clarkson

Thanks Phi! :) Might I make a further request for when your busy schedule…

Diary and Encyclopedia data available by kyle mathews

The link to the JSON file seems broken... could it be restored? I'm hoping to…

Samuel Pepys' Playlist on BBC Radio 4 by Ivan

One of the contributors describes "Beauty Retire" as "haunting" but to my ears…

'Great Fire of London' TV drama by Kathryn Myers

Terry, Mays is brilliant! What an amazing actor!

Annotations update by Anthony Rhoden

Dear Pepys Diary, I am very interested in the Pepys Diary and I am currently…