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Friday 27 May 1664 by Sasha Clarkson

There is a discussion of Charles I's height at the beginning of this…

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Thursday 16 June 1664 by San Diego Sarah

"... well pleased with our frolique ..." He took three teenage…

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Wednesday 15 June 1664 by San Diego Sarah

"We came safe, however, to their house, where all were abed; we…

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Tuesday 25 September 1660 by Terry Foreman

Ourania the high and mighty lady the Princess Royal of Aurange…

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Sunday 10 July 1664 by Terry Foreman

Bill, I should have posted the images link with a question-mark. The…

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Tuesday 18 September 1660 by Terry Foreman

Post riders and post horses in England and the mail It was in…

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Friday 15 July 1664 by Bill

“he hath given my Lord a character” A cipher. ---Diary and…

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Monday 17 September 1660 by Terry Foreman

""pockets" were not attached, they were what we call a purse today. "…

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Wednesday 25 May 1664 by Bridget Carrie Davis

I was touched by Cape Henry's observation: I find it rather poignant…

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Tuesday 14 June 1664 by San Diego Sarah

"... I got their mother’s leave ..." At the start of the Diary…


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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Encyclopaedias by Terry Foreman

Inns and Taverns of Old London by Henry C.…

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Elizabeth Cromwell by Terry Foreman

Elizabeth Cromwell (née Bourchier; 1598–1665) was the wife of Oliver…

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Giacomo Carissimi by Bill

Giacomo Carissimi, maestro di capella of St. Apollinare, in the…

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Clarendon Park, Wiltshire by Bill

Near Salisbury, granted by Edward VI. to Sir W. Herbert, Earl of…


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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…