The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:
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As you see from the above map, the Hoop or Golden Hoop stood on the north side of Thames Street near Pudding Lane. After the Great Fire of 1666 they built a second entrance on New Fish Street.
The owners were Richard and Judith Spire who had three children baptised in nearby St Magnus church in 1653, 1656 and 1662. Like most of the riverside inns it specialised in fish dishes; indeed, apparently it was difficult to get anything else.
"we drank off two or three quarts of wine, which was very good;"
He's out drinking every night with his old friends. Elizabeth is home alone again -- she must be upset by this. Chaplin seems to be a person with prospects to remain friends with, but a couple of clerks to a victualler hardly seem appropriate people for Pepys to be socializing with now.
Who is holding family prayers at bedtime? That's Pepys' role as an employer.
There's no need for Pepys to do intelligencing for Sandwich now. Not that these three would know much.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.