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Sunday 1 December 1667 by San Diego Sarah

"The cuckold story was untraced elsewhere." Pepys judging others…

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Monday 14 November 1664 by San Diego Sarah

Liz, Pepys does mention arriving at people's homes, and finding the…

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Saturday 30 November 1667 by San Diego Sarah

"Williamson was Secretary to Arlington, whose political security was…

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Friday 29 November 1667 by john

Thank you for the link, SDS, on the horrors of child sweeps at that…

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Sunday 12 February 1659/60 by San Diego Sarah

Since we are discussing vocabulary, Dr. Ros Barber recommends the…

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Sunday 2 September 1666 by Jerry

Bankside - Anchor Bankside is a pub in this same location. While…

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Monday 25 August 1662 by Liz

Many thanks, SDS. Apologies for delay.

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Monday 12 April 1669 by Terry Foreman

"Alderman Backwell’s housing development [ -- Real estate…

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Sunday 13 November 1664 by Liz

“Without book”. I believe it is “off book” nowadays - when actors…

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Tuesday 24 December 1667 by Marquess

Start of Advent tomorrow, I hope Sam I going to be enjoying…


Most recently annotated Encyclopedia Topics

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Roger L'Estrange by San Diego Sarah

Roger L'Estrange was a Royalist and a member of the Church of…

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Seneca by San Diego Sarah

Some Seneca quotes from my favorite Stoic: “Think your way through…

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Bear Garden by San Diego Sarah

Bear baiting and animal fights were banned as public entertainment…

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General resources by San Diego Sarah

Vocabulary: Dr. Ros Barber recommends the following site for…

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History resources by San Diego Sarah

Vocabulary: Dr. Ros Barber recommends the following site for…


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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A bill of exchange by San Diego Sarah

Wikipedia on the history of Bills of…

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Q&A with Dr Kate Loveman by ClaudeMullins

Full sail University is dealing with the parents and the teachers…


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Anyone fancy writing essays? by Knen

Fortunately, I have already graduated from college, it was beautiful…

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'The Closet' by Danielle Bobker by Alice Braks

Thanks for this review. I have just recently got an assignment where…

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Maps are working again by Phil Gyford

For anyone following along at home... it turns out that Mapbox had…