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Friday 16 June 1665 by Sjoerd22

According to Dutch sources Sandwich had been in a bit of a scrape…

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Sunday 11 June 1665 by San Diego Sarah

Well done, Centurion.

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Thursday 15 June 1665 by Terry Foreman

"close knees" CLOSE-KNEED : close-fitting at the knees : as…

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Wednesday 14 June 1665 by Geoff Hallett

Why did Sam never get recognition with a title?

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Thursday 3 August 1665 by Terry Foreman

"hacquenee" History of the Licensed London Taxi The first black…

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Monday 12 June 1665 by Sasha Clarkson

Carl in Boston mentioned "Gather ye rosebuds...", which reminded me…

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Tuesday 1 August 1665 by Terry Foreman

and that they do give them a piece of chalke to licke, which they…

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Friday 9 June 1665 by San Diego Sarah

Is there nothing between black and red for a suit, Pepys? Black is…

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Thursday 8 June 1665 by San Diego Sarah

"... there was considerable confidence in Pepys and his team to…

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Monday 31 July 1665 by Terry Foreman

"the cook of the house, a very lusty fellow, as Sir G. Carteret’s…


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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Seething Lane by San Diego Sarah

One weekday in June every year there is a charming ceremony held in…

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Fleet Street by San Diego Sarah

Pepys would recognize quite a few of these photographs ... well worth…

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Arabella Churchill by San Diego Sarah

It interests me how Pepys loves to gossip about Charles II's…

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Capt. Bastiaan Centen by Sjoerd22

"Bastiaan Centen, a Scot by birth as is reported, served as a sea…

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Sir Henry Felton by San Diego Sarah

I omitted to clarify that mother Barbara Villiers was one of the…


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…


Most recently commented-on Site News Posts

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Site statistics 2012 by San Diego Sarah

I wish we had a "like" button, because so often I see things on 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.

thank you, Phil... you're a wonder and a gift!