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About Sunday 2 September 1666

Jerry  •  Link

Bankside - Anchor Bankside is a pub in this same location. While having been rebuilt, it is widely recognized as the same location from which Sam watched the great fire. It is currently (2020) a Green King pub.

About Bankside

Jerry  •  Link

Anchor Bankside is a pub in this same location. While having been rebuilt, it is widely recognized as the same location from which Sam watched the great fire. It is currently (2020) a Green King pub.

About Friday 21 July 1665

Jerry  •  Link

"Met with Mr. Povy, and I with him and dined at the Custom House Taverne, there to talk of our Tangier business, and Stockedale and Hewet with us."

Notable that Sam is still dining at taverns amid "the plague growing very raging, and my apprehensions of it great." The day prior he even noted the plague spreading at The Axe, yet seems not deterred.

About George's (Lambeth)

Jerry  •  Link

Reference should list Saturday 4 July 1663. And note that this is a reference to The Sun on King St, which Sam referred to as old George's. Geographically, this is a bit perplexing because walking from Lambeth through the fields and over the bridge takes you away from and east of The Sun. Perhaps he stopped there prior to crossing the river to Lambeth and recorded it differently in the diary? Could old George have lived in a different spot than The Sun . . . doubtful.

"Thence with much ado out of the Park, and I ‘lighted and through St. James’s down the waterside over, to Lambeth, to see the Archbishop’s corps (who is to be carried away to Oxford on Monday), but came too late, and so walked over the fields and bridge home (calling by the way at old George’s), but find that he is dead, and there wrote several letters, and so home to supper and to bed."

About Thursday 8 March 1665/66

Jerry  •  Link

Hi Terry, and thanks for above. Are you able to point us to a reference or source for Frances's name and why she committed suicide? Excuse my ignorance if this should be obvious, I'm new to the site.