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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

Monday 22 April 1661 by Bryan

The current link for Glyn's posting…

Saturday 2 November 1661 by Terry Foreman

Will was dismissed 5 September 1660: …

Sunday 9 June 1661 by Bill

Regarding the information of Wim above about the Bishop of Galloway, here is…

Sunday 21 April 1661 by william wright

"Doing a Foreigner" Being in the building trade for over 55 years I have heard…

Wednesday 30 October 1661 by Terry Foreman

"I do not think there is any plot as is said, but only a pretence" -- the…

Saturday 20 April 1661 by Gerald Berg

Christo well points out the swap of New Amsterdam for Surinam but wrongly calls…

Monday 21 October 1661 by Terry Foreman

"Charles II lent his Coronation robes to Betterton for a performance of *Love…

Wednesday 23 October 1661 by Terry Foreman

"Lord Mayor’s day" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Mayor%27s_Day

Thursday 18 April 1661 by Chris Squire UK

Re 'some brave wine': '   . . 3. loosely, as a general epithet of admiration…

Tuesday 22 October 1661 by Terry Foreman

"... this new disease, an ague and fever," First mentioned by Pepys on 3…

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

William Symons by Autumnbreeze Movies

an underclerk at the Council of State (until early 1660)

James Hamilton (a, Bishop of Galloway) by Bill

HAMILTON, JAMES (1610-1674), bishop of Galloway; graduated at Glasgow, 1628;…

Botarga by Bill

A sausage made of eggs, and of the blood of a sea mullet. ---Diary and…

Varnish by Bill

The lake-red used by the painters in enamel is composed of fine gold dissolved…

Argalus and Parthenia (Henry Glapthorne) by Terry Foreman

Argalus and Parthenia (1684) full text in the Internet…

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…

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'Great Fire of London' TV drama by Terry Foreman

Phil, I'll buy them visually, but I haven't seen them act. Has anyone? If…

Annotations update by Anthony Rhoden

Dear Pepys Diary, I am very interested in the Pepys Diary and I am currently…

Pepys Diary erasure project by Bill

a good ... creation Saturday 21 July 1660

Anti-spam measures by Richard Birdsall

Thanks for bearing such a burden. I run a small college blog for students and…

Annotations can be posted again by Dick Wilson

It is good to be back. I "lurked" through the first reading of the diary, and…