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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

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Monday 29 June 1663 by Classical Arts Universe

I am puzzled and amused at the way Pepys could maintain such…

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Tuesday 30 June 1663 by Classical Arts Universe

Samuel Pepys has done a great contribution to us, by providing useful…

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Friday 31 May 1667 by Terry Foreman

"the late new Act" The Act for an Additional Aid of £1 1/4 m. (17…

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Wednesday 1 July 1663 by Terry Foreman

San Diego Sarah, L&M have another idea: see my annote…

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Sunday 21 June 1663 by Chris Squire UK

OED has: ‘band, n. < Late Middle English bande . . . . 4. spec.…

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Sunday 28 June 1663 by San Diego Sarah

On Tuesday, June 30, 1663, Pepys says, "My wife in the country with…

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Saturday 20 June 1663 by Chris Squire UK

DNB has: ‘Hewer, William (1642–1715), naval administrator, . .…

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Friday 26 June 1663 by Gerald Berg

"collation of great mirth" Hmmm, sounds like a party! RE: blind…

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Friday 19 June 1663 by Chris Squire UK

OED has: ‘apply, v. < Anglo-Norman applier, . . 13. a. intr. To…

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Thursday 30 May 1667 by Terry Foreman

"the Duchesse of Newcastle...had desired to be invited to the…


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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Galley by San Diego Sarah

Speaking of galley slaves, St. Vincent de Paul was ministering to…

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John Pepys (c, cousin) by Terry Foreman

Dr John Pepys (1576- 1652) of Ashtead, Surrey; Pepys's third cousin…

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Sir William Batten by San Diego Sarah

The Officers of The Corporation of Trinity House are elected at the…


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…