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Thursday 16 January 1667/68 by San Diego Sarah

"... the Dutch and French are said to make such preparations as 50…

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Friday 7 September 1666 by Michaela

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/23/low-winds-stopped-…

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Saturday 27 March 1669 by San Diego Sarah

"After they were gone, Sir Arthur Ackland came in, a young man of 17…

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Thursday 15 April 1669 by San Diego Sarah

PART 5 William Aikin, Esquire -- any ideas? William Brereton MP…

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Monday 4 February 1660/61 by San Diego Sarah

This Galileo question bothered me, so I read the March…

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Monday 30 January 1659/60 by San Diego Sarah

Oh I was confused 3 years ago when I joined the Diary…

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Sunday 6 January 1660/61 by San Diego Sarah

Thank you, Terry -- it took me months to get the hang of posting…

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Wednesday 2 January 1660/61 by San Diego Sarah

"The Queen’s things were all in White Hall Court ready to be sent…

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Saturday 22 December 1660 by San Diego Sarah

John Evelyn's Diary – he and Mary Browne Evelyn live at Saye's Court,…

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Friday 21 December 1660 by San Diego Sarah

"The Princess Royal was not dead on this day as Sam had heard from…


Most recently annotated Encyclopedia Topics

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London in Pepys' time by San Diego Sarah

On second thoughts, a less complicated and FREE version of "Trivia:…

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Thomas Symons by San Diego Sarah

It appears Thomas Symons was a surgeon, and Pepys didn't like him…

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Bread by San Diego Sarah

It's no surprise that people ate bread -- a lot of white bread -- but…

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The Royal Society by San Diego Sarah

15 April 1669 Cosmo, the future Grand Duke of Turin, attended a…


Most recently annotated Letters

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John Evelyn to Samuel Pepys by AUGUST SPIER

"Stylo Laeconico" I would have thought this to translate to "in a…

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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 Sam Ursu

Thank you for this wonderful epitaph! Just wanted to point out that…

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Walking Pepys's London by Jeremy Buck

Jacky Collis Harvey is giving an online zoom talk about the book, on…

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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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Samuel Pepys and Slaves by San Diego Sarah

A very worthwhile read, which includes Pepys information beyond the…

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The end of the second cycle by Diana Brochen

I wasn't there at the beginning of the diary so I'm really happy to…

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Site statistics 2022 by Larry Neal

I've been through half of the first round and all of the second, and…