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Friday 19 June 1668 by San Diego Sarah

In June 1668 Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Ashley, had abdominal…

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Wednesday 17 June 1668 by Harry R

Thanks Sarah. I wasn't aware of that. Little did the enterprising…

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Friday 12 June 1668 by mwainer

"Merry?" You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you…

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Monday 21 May 1660 by Terry Foreman

"Sir John Lenthall moving in the House, that all that had borne arms…

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Saturday 19 May 1660 by Terry Foreman

"Here I met with Mr. Pinkney and his sons, and with them went back to…

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Friday 18 May 1660 by Terry Foreman

"Back to the Hague, where not finding Mr. Edward, I was much…

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Thursday 17 May 1660 by Terry Foreman

"After that to the Dr.’s, where we drank a while or so. In a coach of…

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Friday 22 May 1668 by San Diego Sarah

I agree, Harry R ... Elizabeth's Spring visit is unprecedented. …

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Wednesday 16 May 1660 by Terry Foreman

"My Lord told me, too, that the Duke of York is made High Admiral of…

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Monday 14 May 1660 by Terry Foreman

"by the help of a stranger, an Englishman, we saw a great many…


Most recently annotated Encyclopedia Topics

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Bishopsgate Street by San Diego Sarah

A Gresham College lecture on Bishopsgate and the great merchants'…

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Fleet Street by San Diego Sarah

Sweeney Todd ... I found some probable sources for this story. Thank…

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Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire by San Diego Sarah

Part 2 That would seem to be a fictional origin for an unlikely…

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Richard Lower by San Diego Sarah

Richard Lower MD FRS and physician to Charles II was a Cornishman who…

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Huguenot by San Diego Sarah

A new book about the Huguenots is available. "Between the 16th and…


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 commented-on In-Depth Articles

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The Next Chapter of Samuel Pepys by San Diego Sarah

I echo everyone's kudos to Jeannine ... that took a deep dive to put…

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The Bagwells by Cliff

Fascinating reading John - and convincing!

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A bill of exchange by San Diego Sarah

In 1668 Josiah Child, reputed to a fanatique, a victualler to the…


Most recently commented-on Site News Posts

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Daily diary emails update by San Diego Sarah

Thanks for finding this work-around; I'm enjoying meeting everyone in…

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Roll Call. Say hello! by RSGII

Phil, and the others who shared their expertise, thanks for educating…