The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:
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A new museum is opening in Covent Garden.
The Bow Street Police Museum is housed in one of London’s first police stations. No. 28 Bow Street was the home of Bow Street Police Station and Magistrates’ Court for over a century.
Yes, this is 100 years after Pepys, but the article gives you an idea of the law enforcement challenges the emerging London had to face. Every fourth house was a gin parlor. People were drowning their sorrows.
No. 28 is also the site of the home of Henry Fielding, who needed another source of income when his plays were outlawed in London for being too raunchy.
Pepys would have liked him.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.