✹ About Thursday 23 May 1667 Timo on 26 May 2020 • Link When I began reading this diary I was expecting to get to grips with the political history of London. I had no idea we’d be getting so down and dirty with our randy little hero. It’s fascinating... Despite Roger Gertz’ frequent and stirring defences of Pepys’, frankly rather boring, wife, it seems abundantly clear to me that his marriage is lacking in something essential. I know many readers here find his activities unacceptable, but It really is no different from the way many people carry on in our world today. Except perhaps his candour.