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Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Putney Heath

Charles II reviewed his forces on Putney Heath in 1684; in May 1767, George III reviewed the Guards, and the Surrey Volunteers at the same spot in 1799. According to Samuel Pepys, Charles II and his brother, the Duke of York, used to run horses here.…

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.


  • May