Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Mary Ellen has posted 25 annotations/comments since 8 January 2016.
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About Monday 31 May 1669
THANKS ALL !!!!!!!!!!!
About Monday 3 May 1669
or as to the point as "Shoot first, ask questions later."
About Wednesday 23 August 1665
The word is out on this guy. Give him your female relatives for sex and he will consider getting a job for your male relative. Pretty disgusting. He was not above raping at least one of them to get what he wanted in the deal, either. He always got him pay, one way or another. Talk about keeping TALLY.... he did.
About Sunday 20 August 1665
So, I am curious as to "I ‘light and paid off my post-horses, and so slipped on my shoes, and laid my things by" and does this mean that people took off their shoes while riding a horse?
About Sunday 30 April 1665
Terry, very helpful information. Thank you.
About Saturday 31 December 1664
Well, I guess I missed it, but when did his brother, John, die?
About Thursday 12 May 1664
Wanting or not wanting a child at that time might not have been the real issue. It might have been expected to have children and then surprising when it does not happen.
About Roll Call. Say hello!
Greetings from Illinois. I am more or less speed reading thru this diary. I find this look into history interesting and appreciate the ability to review in this modern format. Thanks to Phil and the people who add background information to help understand the meanings of the terms used in that day.
About Monday 2 May 1664
It would have been nice for him to share the gold with his wife. Giving her some for her family would have been the right thing to do, considering their circumstances.
About Sunday 10 April 1664
Interesting that Sam finds out about Tom's child AFTER Tom is dead and unable to verify the claim. Knowing that the Pepys might have money to leave to an heir, and with no kids of their own, it is possible that the story was created just to get some money.