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Sunday 5 May 1661 by Terry Foreman

Diary of Ralph Josselin May.5. the Duke of Yorkes only son died…

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Tuesday 7 May 1661 by Terry Foreman

Diary of Ralph Josselin May: 7. rode to London on which day the…

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Tuesday 16 August 1664 by Gerald Berg

So Sam wakes and identifies the time as 2AM. No give or take on that!…

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Monday 15 February 1668/69 by Terry Foreman

My bad, Doug Quixote (and keen read by you): the L&M Large Glossary…

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Monday 15 August 1664 by Mary K

"up the spout" Haven't come across that one, though "up the duff"…

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Saturday 11 May 1661 by Terry Foreman

"This evening Mr. Hater brought my last quarter’s salary" Public…

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Friday 10 May 1661 by Terry Foreman

Pepys's struggles as a guide to youth amidreligious and cultural…

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Sunday 29 May 1664 by San Diego Sarah

In 1664 Charles II's birthday, 29 May, was designated Oak Apple Day,…

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Wednesday 8 May 1661 by Terry Foreman

"my wife not well... having had a fore-tooth drawn out to-day," ?…

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Monday 17 February 1661/62 by Terry Foreman

jimmigee, staying on topic, Sasha is supplying a scriptural warrant…


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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Charles Stuart (Duke of Cambridge) by Terry Foreman

Charles Stuart (22 October 1660 – 5 May 1661) was the first of four…

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Conventicle by Chris Squire UK

‘conventicle, n. < Latin . . . . 4. a. A religious meeting or…

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New Nursery by Chris Squire UK

‘nursery, n. and adj. < Middle French . . . .2.c. A theatre…

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Kentish Town by Terry Foreman

Kentish Town was originally a small settlement on the River Fleet…

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George Penn by Terry Foreman

"To his Highness the Lord Protector [Richard Cromwell] of the three…


Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

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At home with Mr and Mrs Pepys by Matt Newton

What an excellent post. Just the kind of details I like. I could…

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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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Photos of St Olave's by Terry Foreman

Images for St Olave Hart Street - "Our Church" (Samuel…

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Roll Call. Say hello! by Silver Smith

I have been reading the diary, including the annotations, straight…