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Most recently annotated Diary Entries

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Sunday 4 December 1664 by San Diego Sarah

"... This day I hear the Duke of York is come to town, though…

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Monday 27 January 1661/62 by Terry Foreman

"This morning, going to take water upon Tower-hill, we met with three…

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Sunday 26 January 1661/62 by Terry Foreman

"It having been a very fine clear frosty day — God send us more of…

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Saturday 25 January 1661/62 by Terry Foreman

"Sir Richard Brown (one of the clerks of the Council, and who is much…

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Friday 25 November 1664 by Bill

"Mrs. Lane and her husband live a sad life" SAD, sorrowful,…

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Sunday 20 November 1664 by Chris Squire UK

Re: ' . . A great deal of ordinary discourse with him.' ‘ordinary,…

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Saturday 3 December 1664 by San Diego Sarah

'To the proffered exchange, he adds, the Moors would not agree, but…

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Saturday 1 October 1664 by San Diego Sarah

From LAWSON LIES STILL IN THE THAMES by Gill Blanchard, Amberley…

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Monday 21 November 1664 by Gerald Berg

Thanks Tonyel, I concur. However Cape Henry does have a point in…

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Tuesday 22 November 1664 by David G

Sam ends the day's entry by saying that got home at 1:00 a.m., so…


Most recently annotated Letters

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Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Claire Martin

"If it thwart noe occasions of yours it might be usefull that you…

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Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

Dr. Parry-Jones, In the article on Elizabeth in the L&M Companion…

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Samuel Pepys to John Evelyn by Terry Foreman

"It is implicit, though, from the content of this letter that P had…


Most recently annotated Encyclopedia Topics

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Thomas Chicheley by Bill

CHICHELEY, Sir THOMAS (1618-1694), master-general of the ordnance; of…

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Royal Fishery by San Diego Sarah

'Could someone explain why a "Fishery" would, according to Wheately,…

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Sir John Lawson by San Diego Sarah

Admiral Sir John Lawson was not only a first-rate naval officer, but…

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Mr Shepley by Sasha Clarkson

It was in 1669, not 1668 that Shepley was sacked: see the last…


Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

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At home with Mr and Mrs Pepys by San Diego Sarah

This wonderful post ignores what we know about the cellars. Since…

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The Bedchamber by eileen d.

thank you, Jeanine! this was fascinating. I continue to praise the…


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New BBC Pepys radio drama by PaintKatt

I just finished listening to the wonderful adaptation of the diary by…

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A new chart of Pepys’ wealth by Sasha Clarkson

Thank-you Phil: fascinating! :) What the diary also reveals is how…

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A more secure website by eileen d.

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