✹ About Saturday 12 May 1666 Louise Hudson on 13 May 2019 • Link I agree with JWB and Phoenix. I, too, would liked to read Pepys’ words about Elisabeth’s illness and death, as wrenching as it would have been. We would have learned so much. Given all of the diseases around at the time it’s amazing that anyone reached 30. SPOILER Elisabeth died of typhoid fever at the age of 29. I wonder if they knew what her illness was. If only they’d had antibiotics then.