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About Tuesday 4 August 1668

Timo  •  Link

😵🔨 When Robert Gertz’ waffle is 365 words longer than Pepys’ own entry.

About Wednesday 1 July 1668

Timo  •  Link

So much Vexation and Importunity in one day? Exactly what I was feeling yesterday too. Mostly induced by the brevity of Sam’s diary posts.

About Wednesday 13 May 1668

Timo  •  Link

‘ Groynes in Sitges, Catalonia, Spain is now known as A Coruña’
Groynes in Galicia, Spain is now known as A Coruña, surely?

About Friday 8 May 1668

Timo  •  Link

Terry and Sarah your curation of this site is exceptional. Thank you.

About Tuesday 21 April 1668

Timo  •  Link

‘Had the opportunity the first time in my life to be bold with Knepp …, ‘ We could see that coming a mile off. How could you do it Sam? You’ll break Robert Gertz’ heart.

About Monday 27 January 1667/68

Timo  •  Link

“ yes, I add my thanks too, job quietly well done” - Salty CAN speak normally!! Shocked 😮. And my thanks too Phil as a second rounder. The past 7 or 8 years have been time very well spent. Amazing effort by all. 👏🏼

About Sunday 18 August 1667

Timo  •  Link

Sounds like young Sam has got his swagger back after his first legit leg over of the summer

About Saturday 3 August 1667

Timo  •  Link

According to SDS’s Bank of England inflation calculator, the navy debt would be around £250 million in today’s money. That would only buy you an F35 fighter, with a little change left over nowadays.

Thinking about it tho, just one of those wold have quite easily taken care of that annoying Dutch fleet... Dracarys!

About Values today

Timo  •  Link

According to SDS’s Bank of England inflation calculator, the navy debt would be around £250 million in today’s money. That would only buy you an F35 fighter, with a little change left over nowadays.

Thinking about it tho, just one of those wold have quite easily taken care of that annoying Dutch fleet... Dracarys!

About Monday 29 July 1667

Timo  •  Link

That was exhausting... 3783 words. Certainly one of the longest entries so far.

About Tuesday 9 July 1667

Timo  •  Link

Agreed Marquess. The Crown is really on the back foot here. Quivering as the Dutch fleet heaves in to Dover

About Friday 28 June 1667

Timo  •  Link

defluxions.
According to https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deflux…
Definition of defluxion
1 : DOWNFLOW
2 obsolete
a : a flowing down of fluid matter (as a copious discharge from the nose in catarrh)
b : INFLAMMATION
c : sudden loss of hair

I’m surprised no one queried this. First time I’ve heard the word used. Presumably 2.a in this case.

About Wednesday 26 June 1667

Timo  •  Link

This is one of those entries where I feel Pepys is conscious of his role as a chronicler of his times. Not just reporting on touching up one of the maids...

About Saturday 15 June 1667

Timo  •  Link

Thanks as always for your insight Sarah. I must have been a very uncomfortable negotiating position for the English delegation when the magnitude of the disaster began filtering back to them. Sneaky Dutchies! ( I know that because I married one 😉)

About Saturday 15 June 1667

Timo  •  Link

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the delegation for the peace talks or the status of their negotiations during this moment of treachery (oportunism?) by de Ruyter? Was the Admiraal acting as a free agent?