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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Damaris Page. The 'madame' of a seamens' brothel; 'the most Famous Bawd in the Towne.' Sir Edward Spragge -- and probably other commanders -- used her to furnish him with seamen. At a Trinity House dinner on 7 June 1669, according to a scandalised note by Pepys in his Navy White Book, Spragge told Pepys that as long as she lived 'hee was sure hee would not lack Men. This amon others Mr Evelin heard & took notice of it to mee with great affliction'. (L&M Companion )

For more about Pepys on Page, and her biography, scroll down here: http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/C…

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