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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

Monday 10 November 1662 by Terry Foreman

"all know of the King’s new bastard by Mrs.…

Monday 29 September 1662 by Phil Gyford

The theatre link has belatedly been corrected.

Tuesday 30 July 1661 by Louise Hudson

There are many people named Hoar in England and other English speaking…

Friday 7 November 1662 by Terry Foreman

And to confuse all, both Sandwich and Pepys have had servants named Sarah.

Thursday 6 November 1662 by Terry Foreman

And Pepys has been spending of late an inordinate amount of time in the dark…

Sunday 2 November 1662 by Terry Foreman

Rumours amok! The story of Lady Castlemaine's pregnancy is probably…

Friday 30 August 1661 by Bill

The definition of a comedy in 1661 may not have been quite the same as…

Monday 30 September 1661 by Bill

Sept. 30 [1661] Happened that remarkable Encounter between the French…

Friday 31 October 1662 by Terry Foreman

"I thank God I have no crosses, but only much business to trouble my mind…

Saturday 31 August 1661 by Bill

"all things go to rack" WRACK 1. Destruction of a ship. 2. Ruin;…

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

Punch and Judy by Terry Foreman

Pepys and Punch in England "The figure who later became Mr. Punch made his…

Cold (or Cole) Harbour Gate (Tower of London) by Terry Foreman

Cold Harbor Gate ("u." on the Tower ca. 1597 image) leads the list of DESTROYED…

St Ives, Cambridgeshire by Terry Foreman

"For the past 1,000 years it has been home to some of the biggest markets in…

Drury Lane by Bill

Drury Lane, was so called, says Stow, "for that there is a house belonging to…

Falcon stairs by Terry Foreman

The Faulcon Stairs are easternmost on this segment of the 1746…

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…

Most recently commented-on Site News Posts

Pepys Family Tree updated by Terry Foreman

Hypothesis: they are suing SP in Chancery and he wouldn't "own" their kinship…

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…