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Second Reading

About Samuel Pepys and Fleet Street

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There are references elsewhere on this site to the Fountain Tavern in the Strand (where there never was a fountain). But that was a newer one than the one by the Temple (where there was a fountain) and it may not yet have existed in the time of the Diary.

About Fountain (The Strand)

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It is unlikely that the Fountain Tavern visited by Pepys was the one in the Strand. It was more likely the older one in the Temple. The one in the Strand was new at that time (if it yet existed). It was where the Whig grandees (Churchill, Russell et al) plotted the Glorious Revolution (1688/9) that dethroned Charles II's brother, James II, and installed William III (of Orange) and their sister, Mary II, in his place.