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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

Sunday 15 September 1661 by john

@Louise: Of course, he was a snob. That was the accepted manner of behaviour…

Friday 6 September 1661 by Chris Squire UK

‘Ambulatory’ is the mot juste to describe this world, a ‘walking-about’ culture…

Sunday 26 October 1662 by Timo

Not quite what i had in mind for my first comment this far into the diary, but…

Thursday 7 November 1661 by Bill

(Whoops, sorry) "we are resolved neither to meddle nor make with her" Why…

Friday 13 September 1661 by Louise Hudson

Nate Lockwood wrote, ". . . but I'm at a loss to understand a Canada…

Saturday 14 September 1661 by Sasha Clarkson

'Fumifugum': John Evelyn's book about the problem of air pollution in London,…

Thursday 12 September 1661 by Nate Lockwood

My first thought when I read 'blind ale house' was a disreputable place,…

Sunday 3 November 1661 by Bill

"did try to make a song in the praise of a liberall genius (as I take my own to…

Saturday 2 November 1661 by Bill

"and a match carelessly with it, thinking that it was out" MATCH (meche, F.)…

Tuesday 10 September 1661 by Gerald Berg

linkman et al Henry Fielding: Life and Death of Tom Thumb the…

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

Bezan by Bill

The fleet had another addition this year [1661] in the Bezan, a small yacht;…

Rump Parliament by Bill

From "Rump: or an exact collection of the choycest poems and songs relating to…

Foy by Bill

FOY, a Treat given to their Friends by those who are going a Journey. ---An…

William Smallwood by Bill

Smallwood, poser at St. Paul's School (see February 4th,…

Court of Requests by Bill

The Court of Requests was abolished by act of Parliament, 16-17 Car. I. c.10.…

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…