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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

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Monday 20 May 1667 by Terry Foreman

tg posted : "What is a broken day? I assume it means a half day's…

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Tuesday 5 May 1663 by John York

Coming up tomorrow at Tennants Auctions Leyburn (available on line…

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Saturday 25 July 1663 by Bill

“When I came to Mr. Gauden’s one first thing was to show me his…

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Friday 3 July 1663 by Bill

“and meeting Sir J. Minnes there, he and I walked to look upon…

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Wednesday 1 July 1663 by Bill

"my Lord of Sunderland (whom I do not know) was so near to the…

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Friday 10 July 1663 by Bill

" my Lord Bristoll hath this day impeached my Lord Chancellor in the…

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Saturday 2 May 1663 by Bryan

Why would "pricklouse" be a term of contempt for a tailor? Here's a…

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Thursday 7 May 1663 by San Diego Sarah

Thank you, Phil. I was wondering why I wasn't confused.

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Friday 1 May 1663 by Chris Squire UK

This video shows several 'traditions' of Morris dancing:…

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Monday 4 May 1663 by Tripleransom

That vid calls to mind the Scottish Ambassador's description of Queen…


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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Nonsuch House, Surrey by Bill

Nonsuch Palace was commenced by Henry VIII., and finished by the Earl…

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Vauxhall ("Fox-hall") by Bill

Foxhall, Faukeshall, or Vauxhall, a manor in Surrey, properly Fulke's…

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Henry Harris by Bill

There has been some doubt as to the Christian name of this actor, but…


Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

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A Walk with Ferrers by Sasha Clarkson

There was no direct English precedent for granting precedence and…

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The Garden at the Navy Office by John York

A coloured version of the 1742 print at a larger scale may be found…

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A Voice for Elizabeth by Cara

Jeannine, this is a superb article, with loads to think about, and a…


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…

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A new design by Chris Squire UK

Samuel Pepys already has a Facebook page which doesn’t link…