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Neville has posted nine annotations/comments since 12 October 2023.

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Third Reading

About Monday 29 April 1661

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As a Lieutenant on a first rate Lambert would probably have felt he was going somewhere, then gets shunted down the pecking order. I assume he would be regarded as a "tarpaulin " and although a competent seaman, having given good service, he had come up against the glass ceiling.

About Sunday 17 March 1660/61

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Tip-cat, see also Knurr and Spell as played in Lancashire and Yorkshire. (Where the best cricket is played).

About Friday 8 February 1660/61

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David Olusoga also wrote and presented the series 'A house in time' where he looked into the original construction and subsequent occupation of houses in various cities throughout the country. It was notable that some were originally built on the proceeds of slavery.
The National Trust has been criticised for illuminating the history of some of the properties in their care and have been accused of being 'woke' for pointing out their links to slave trade.
Still a hot topic in UK today

About Thursday 29 November 1660

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Can't let the lower orders have money, it might go to their heads. Poor Will and his ilk will have to wait a couple of hundred years for the Truck Act.

About Wednesday 28 November 1660

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Oysters were clearly plentiful, fresh and clean. Today I think you struggle to find them from our the polluted waters around our coast. The water companies have seen to that.

About Wednesday 31 October 1660

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The leads. I'm assuming it is so called because the roof is lead covered, not because it led anywhere? The roof presumably would be flat and someone pacing up and down would no doubt disturb those below. I read Sam's comments to mean that no-one occupying the building had a right to be up there.

About Sunday 28 October 1660

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Am I right in assuming, without any medical knowledge, that poor Elizabeth's condition would today be treated with antibiotics?
Whatever it was on the poultice seemed to have worked very quickly.

About Saturday 20 October 1660

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Like many discoveries, the use of urine for fulling and tanning could well have been found by accident. One can imagine the scene.
If I had been Sam, I would be thinking "Where's my 80 quid?" when Sandwich was banging on about his spending.

About Thursday 11 October 1660

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Udder. Widely eaten when I was young in Lancashire, not sure why, but it was called elder where I lived. My Dad ate it, it was sold ready cooked and could be eaten cold. I was sent to the Tripe Shop to buy it for him and would be displayed alongside tripe, seam or honeycomb, cowheel and potted meat. A thriving business in those days.