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PaintKatt has posted one annotation/comment since 5 October 2017.


About New BBC Pepys radio drama

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I just finished listening to the wonderful adaptation of the diary by the BBC. (available on When I came to this website to look up more information about his household and other people in his life, I was surprised by the entries for his manservant Will. It seems the encyclopedia has entries for two different Wills, one that was his houseboy (who was fired for theft) and the other Will Hewer, who served in his household for a time and then became his clerk. Did the BBC combine these two people in the radio play or did I miss a detail? Since I am new to studying the diary, I would love to know. I am very curious about Pepys and find his life absolutely fascinating!