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Thursday 21 May 1668 by Terry Foreman

"Thence after dinner I by coach to the Temple, and there bought a new…

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Monday 27 May 1667 by Sue Nicholson

John Cade, according to the British Book Trade Index…

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Thursday 22 November 1666 by San Diego Sarah

Reading this over I realize Lady Anne didn't say they hadn't been…

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Wednesday 21 November 1666 by San Diego Sarah

"Here was Betty Michell with her mother. I would have carried her…

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Tuesday 20 November 1666 by john

In dark times, people take refuge in light entertainment. The…

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Wednesday 19 December 1666 by Marquess

What a great fast moving entry. That Buckingham was a well known…

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Wednesday 20 May 1668 by Terry Foreman

"to Hales’s, and there saw the beginnings of Harris’s head" L&M:…

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Monday 19 November 1666 by John G

Something very strange here. About two thirds down the diary there…

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Tuesday 19 May 1668 by Terry Foreman

Test-fix: L&M read "And there a Committee for Tangier, where I…

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Sunday 18 November 1666 by JayW

Re Puzzled’s comment, I read the passage about Sir W Batten being in…


Most recently annotated Encyclopedia Topics

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Merton Priory, Surrey by Terry Foreman

Merton priory, Surrey, was conveyed on 4-5 June 1668 to Thomas Pepys…

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Leith, Scotland by San Diego Sarah

The port of Leith serves Edinburgh, and it was one supposedly…

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Luisa Maria (Queen-Mother) by San Diego Sarah

Queen Catherine of Braganza followed the history of her country with…

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Post Office by San Diego Sarah

For a comprehensive description of the development of the Post Office…


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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At home with Mr and Mrs Pepys by Sue Nicholson

Dear San Diego Sarah This is not a picture of Pepys' Navy Office…

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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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New search page by Phil Gyford

If you were searching for "tokens" then the first results were diary…

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Recent Pepys articles by RSGII

The podcast “Beyond the Diary” is a light and enjoyable overview of…