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Saturday 10 May 1662 by San Diego Sarah

"I think we may be jumping the gun here. I would think that "to lie…

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Thursday 17 May 1660 by Alev Öncül

Could "my boy" here refer to Edward Montagu? (I know that it's…

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Friday 15 November 1667 by Michaela

It must be all that time in the dark unable to read or write - the…

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Wednesday 23 October 1667 by Michaela

I wonder if Pepys has bought a new watch recently? Today he seems…

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Thursday 5 January 1659/60 by Terry Foreman

Compare the role of Versailles in France, the de facto capital of…

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Friday 10 May 1667 by jimmigee

"drove hard towards Clerkenwell,1 thinking to have overtaken my Lady…

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Friday 15 November 1661 by Ruslan

"He [Sam] seems to be someone who has the normal feeling for…

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Saturday 9 July 1664 by Hilda Gudgeon

"list" - meaning "likes to, intends to do something ' Whoso List to…

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Thursday 13 February 1661/62 by Doug Quixote

At the risk of adding to a discussion 17 years in the past, the "do"…

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Sunday 1 January 1659/60 by Terry Foreman

"Exeter House chapel (now the site of the Lyceum Theatre)" Lyceum…


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…


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…