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Wednesday 2 January 1660/61 by Terry Foreman

"This day I lent Sir W. Batten and Captn. Rider my chine of beef for…

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Tuesday 1 January 1660/61 by Terry Foreman

"To-day the King dined at a lord’s, two doors from us." He had…

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Sunday 30 December 1660 by Terry Foreman

"I to the Abby and walked there, seeing the great confusion of people…

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Sunday 4 November 1660 by Terry Foreman

"I went to the Abbey, where the first time that ever I heard the…

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Saturday 29 December 1660 by Terry Foreman

"vincent on 30 Dec 2003 I'm tad confused, whose present was it to…

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Monday 24 December 1660 by Terry Foreman

"Commissioner Pett (who seldom comes there) told me that he had…

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Thursday 27 December 1660 by Terry Foreman

This is Christmastide, wherefore the festive…

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Sunday 12 June 1664 by Chris Squire UK

Re: sea freedom quote: A google search readily reveals the source…

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Friday 10 June 1664 by Chris Squire UK

Re: ’ . . and I stand indebted to him . . ’ ‘indebted, adj. < . .…

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Monday 20 June 1664 by Sasha Clarkson

"letting off farts" I remember the idiom "Who's let off?" from my…


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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Mince pies by eileen d.

during the interregnum, it seems mince pies were…

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Mr Bostock by Terry Foreman

Formerly clerk in the Exchequer. (L&M Index)

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Chestnut by Terry Foreman

Chestnut (8-10 guns; built Portsmouth 1656; wrecked 1665) (L&M Index)

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Church by Terry Foreman

Church - 5th-rate, 20-6 gun prize 1653; hulk at Harwich 1659. (L&M…


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…