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Arthur Perry has posted 9 annotations/comments since 22 February 2013.

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About Sunday 5 May 1667

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@Nix - in 2010 Credit default swaps were a hot topic as a factor in the financial crisis, but the situation here seems more like the simple selling of debt at a discount, much as a modern creditor sells a debt asset to a collection agency, taking less money but leaving the risk (and hassle) of collecting the debt to the agency.

About Wednesday 5 September 1666

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@Jonathon - Not sure why anyone would brag about such destruction but Wisconsinites are a unique breed. The Chicago fire of 1871 was surely as transformative as the London fire of 1666. I’ll have to read up on the Peshtigo fire.

About Wednesday 5 September 1666

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Evelyn’s account of the destruction of Old Saint Paul’s cathedral reminds me of accounts of the damage to Norte Dame de Paris, an even older church, when the roof caught fire on 15 April 2019.

About Tuesday 21 February 1659/60

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... Just want to clarify an encyclopedia link: "He (Crew) advised me to send for my Lord forthwith". The link for "my Lord" points to Monck but should it not be Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich?