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Colin Skyrme has posted 8 annotations/comments since 20 January 2015.

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About Thursday 4 January 1665/66

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"Nt another word about poor Bess’s toothache. What did they do in those days for toothache? No modern dentistry".

This below from the B.D.A. may be of some help Louise - although it pre-dates Bess's plight by some twenty years. In desperation I think teeth were pulled at annual fayres - or a good strong string and door knob at home even.... !

Operators for the teeth - British Dental Association
https://bda.org/museum/the-story-of-dentistry/anc…
Charles Allen was one of these operators and in 1685 published the first book written in English about dental treatment, The Operator for the Teeth. He provides a recipe for homemade dentifrice which includes powdered coral, rose-water and the wonderful-sounding "dragons' blood".

About Sunday 24 December 1665

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Thank you Sarah, and a Very Happy Christmas to you too from London, England.
Best wishes,
Colin

From your 2nd Colin or "Colin squared" should you prefer :-)

About Sunday 24 December 1665

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May I add my seasonal felicitations and thanks to all Pepys Scholars which, as I read here each day (just north of London, UK) brings me fresh understanding of Our Man. Keep it coming good people! and enjoy our Christian festivities - or your own, if different, when they come due. P.S. Our Forum offers welcome relief from our own British political stresses and, I hope, to all globally with some problems far worse than ours - may good health, peace & fortune come to you all, wherever you are.

About Wednesday 28 June 1665

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Why, dear scholars, was Sam not knighted? I have often sought an answer, so far without success, so I look forward to any responses with great interest.

About Wednesday 28 June 1665

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Why, dear scholars, was Sam not knighted? I have often sought an answer but so far without success. I look to your responses with great interest.

About Wednesday 10 August 1664

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10: heard the Turks were routed: 12. confirmed to be done. July. 31.

I cannot be alone in my surprise and just how quickly apparently accurate details reached our Sam? Can anyone tell me how news could travel so quickly then?

About A new design

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What pleasure you provide - and now an even better look! Thank you for all of the time and effort you have put into this very enjoyable site. Your hard work is much appreciated.