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Second Reading

About Friday 24 March 1664/65

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Robert Gertz says, above, 'So now John is "young Bland".'
No, John Bland was about 20 years older than young Pepys. Pepys is referring to John's son Giles who had gone to Tangier with his father who, by this time, had been mayor of Tangier for about 20 years.

About Giles Bland

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The main reason for his execution was not the rebellion but the fact that he had made a bitter enemy of Governor Berkeley by, amongst other things, revealing the corruption of Berkeley and his cronies.
Giles was 29 when he was illegally executed and left a wife and son, also Giles.