7 Annotations

First Reading

Clement  •  Link

This tudor tavern survived the great fire and still stands near Strand/Fleet street.
It is likely The Fountain of Sam's reference. http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Co…
Not coincidentally it's also where the Samuel Pepys Club was formed in 1903.

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Fountain Court, in the Strand, was so called from "the Fountain Tavern," at the corner...
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

Seeker  •  Link

It is unlikely that the Fountain Tavern visited by Pepys was the one in the Strand. It was more likely the older one in the Temple. The one in the Strand was new at that time (if it yet existed). It was where the Whig grandees (Churchill, Russell et al) plotted the Glorious Revolution (1688/9) that dethroned Charles II's brother, James II, and installed William III (of Orange) and their sister, Mary II, in his place.

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