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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

Friday 30 August 1661 by Chris Squire UK

OED has: ‘pretty adj. . . 3. Used as a general term of admiration or…

Monday 2 September 1661 by Sasha Clarkson

Yesterday: " ... good God! what an age is this, and what a world is this! that…

Saturday 31 August 1661 by Clark Kent

Although Bill's interpretation of "emulacion" could be correct, I think it more…

Tuesday 27 August 1661 by Chris Squire UK

I agree with Bill. SP would have used the title [even if it was just a courtesy…

Monday 26 August 1661 by Chris Squire UK

OED has: ‘stand . . 6. A state of being unable to proceed in thought,…

Sunday 25 August 1661 by Chris Squire UK

Sasha seems to me to sum up the problem of Pall pretty well. We all have to…

Wednesday 28 August 1661 by Gillian Bagwell

Per Ruben, emails "will vanish like spoken words." I summarize deposition…

Tuesday 3 September 1661 by Bill

George, above, suggests that the "things" that SP has acquired to "file papers…

Saturday 8 June 1661 by Pandora

Temple Bar gate is now moved to Paternoster square by St Pauls instead of…

Saturday 24 August 1661 by Freotheric

If the "great baboon" brought back by Captain Holmes was indeed a bonobo, it…

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

St Paul's Cathedral by Bill

An image of St. Paul's in the sixteenth century (as imagined in 1895):…

Ludgate by Bill

Some images of Ludgate:…

Thomas Somerset by Bill

Lord John Somerset, second son of the first Marquis of Worcester, had himself…

Tabby by Bill

There is a discussion of tabby on 13 October 1661 when SP mentioned his "false…

Duke's House ("The Opera", Lincoln's Inn Fields) by Bill

Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre stood in Portugal Row, or the south side of…

Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

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…

John Evelyn's Fire of London by Terry Foreman

"And, yes, truly amazing that Evelyn had plans for re-building the city SO…

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…