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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

Friday 21 November 1662 by Mary K

Spitting sheet. This makes sense and fits well with Sam's reference to…

Monday 30 June 1662 by bw

Sam commented some time ago about having got an office for himself off from the…

Sunday 29 June 1662 by bw

"waking up" Following Vincent (the old salt)'s comment: if I decide tonight I…

Saturday 28 June 1662 by bw

"wormy sturgeon" Recall that Sam was given some sturgeon from the Baltic, and…

Tuesday 22 October 1661 by Louise Hudson

Considering the state of medical knowledge, biology and hygeine at the time, it…

Friday 27 June 1662 by bw

"dinner .. too great": Who's paying? Probably the navy. Sam doesn't like the…

Friday 18 October 1661 by Chris Squire UK

OED has: ‘tumour . . 3. a. An abnormal or morbid swelling or enlargement in…

Thursday 17 October 1661 by Chris Squire UK

DNB has: ‘ . . Despite Catherine's appeasement of the king she did not gain…

Wednesday 28 January 1662/63 by Terry Foreman

The House of Lords today is concerned that the King might exercise arbitrary…

Saturday 7 December 1661 by Bill

"concerning the business of striking sail, which I am now about" Pepys seems…

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

Sculls/Oars by Bill

On 22 July 1660 a "pair of oars" is mentioned, with…

Gherkins by Bill

GHERKINS, a Sort of foreign pickled Cucumbers ---An Universal Etymological…

Thomas Hollier by Bill

A SCALD HEAD, a scurfy or scabbed Head ---An Universal Etymological English…

Samuel Cromleholme by Bill

Samuel Cromleholme (or Crumlum), born in Wiltshire in 1618; Surmaster of St.…

Joshua Kirton by Bill

Joseph Kirton was a bookseller in St. Paul's Churchyard, at the sign of "The…

Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

A Voice for Elizabeth by Cara

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

'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

Most recently commented-on Site News Posts

A new Pepys walk around Westminster by Bill

I stopped off in London on my return to America and spent the afternoon doing…

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!