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

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A small hamlet within the village of Kensington outside London. The L&M Companion suggests that the whole of Kensington contained around 200 houses. The area shown on the map is a very rough guess as to the extent of Knightsbridge.

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Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Knightsbridge Turnpike shows south of Hyde Park on the left of this map, recalling Pepys's journey from Hyde Park on to Knightsbridge, which does not itself show on a J.Cary map (see below for the next segment west}…

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




  • May