The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

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Pedro  •  Link


As Charles and James used to race their yachts against each other, it could be of interest to note that Mortlake is the finish of the famous Oxford and Cambridge University boat race.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Mortlake ... where Dr John Dee lived, and where the famous Mortlake tapestries were made for Charles I. Of course, Cromwell shut down the factory, and Charles II promised to start their manufacture again, but never got around to it.

For a fascinating history of the area, written in 1792, see…

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




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