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Mary  •  Link

Not immediately relevant to today's entry, but if you are able to watch TV channel BBC4 this evening at 9 p.m. you will be able to see several pages of Pepys' personal 'scrap-book' showing his prints of the ladies of the Court, including Lady Castlemaine and Louise de Kerouaille.

The programme is presented by historian Lucy Worsley and is catchily entitled "Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: a 17th Century History for Girls."

Roy  •  Link

Thank you Mary, will tune in.

Mary  •  Link


Apparently this is the start of a series of three programmes that looks at the situation of women in general (not just the aristocracy) in the wake of the Restoration. Her thesis is (roughly) that the consequent realignment of society afforded a number women opportunities and outlets not previously available to them.

Bryan M  •  Link

"where Lewis Phillips the friend of his, dined with me."

Is this what L&M have? It implies that Phillips was a friend of the DofY which seems unlikely for a Brampton lawyer.

languagehat  •  Link

Should read "Lewis Phillips, with a friend of his." (N.b.: If you're suspicious about readings like this, you can paste the preceding words, between quote marks, into Google Books and see what other editions have.)

Terry Foreman  •  Link

(OK. so the Downton entry's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but it's not fiction.)

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"Today" in the posts above is 21 May 1669.

Andrew Hamilton  •  Link

LH, thank you for the tip.

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