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jude cooper has posted 15 annotations/comments since 7 March 2014.

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About Saturday 31 December 1664

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Yes. Happy new year all. So glad this is going round for a second time- it makes my morning every day. - Hopes for a good year in 2018-we seem to be living in times at least as interesting as those of Sam, unfortunately.

About Wednesday 14 September 1664

jude cooper  •  Link

I agree, and am already planning to jump aboard the diary when it comes round again in 1660. Can't imagine my morning coffee without it.

About Monday 14 March 1663/64

jude cooper  •  Link

Do we have any idea what Pepys actually called his wife, Elizabeth? Lizzie? Bess? Beth? Elisa? It would be great to know. And is there any evidence that Sam was called Sam and not Samuel by his friends and family?

About Wednesday 7 August 1661

jude cooper  •  Link

Locally, (welsh border) having your bait is the food you have late morning as breakfast, when you started work early. Used commonly by builders and farmers. And yes, Michelle, also used round here for your packed lunch at school.

About Monday 6 May 1661

jude cooper  •  Link

Interesting point, Jackie. The fact that girls were less valuable and less doctored, led to their greater survival, and ability to take power is something to ponder on...