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Tuesday 18 September 1666 by Samuel Powrie

"Troubled at my wife’s haire coming off so much." Given her relative…

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Monday 17 September 1666 by john

"Up betimes, and shaved myself after a week’s growth" Normality…

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Thursday 20 September 1666 by San Diego Sarah

"He and I to discourse about our accounts, and the bringing them to…

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Saturday 15 September 1666 by San Diego Sarah

"That the Parliament is likely to fall foul upon some persons; and,…

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Thursday 14 September 1665 by Christopher

The links for "Diary of Ralph Josselin" died in 2019. The Wayback…

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Saturday 16 September 1665 by Christopher

The links for "Diary of Ralph Josselin" died in 2019. The Wayback…

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Sunday 7 October 1666 by Marquess

An excellent entry, showing that Sam had the ear of the highest in…

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Tuesday 11 February 1667/68 by Terry Foreman

"the Act of calling people to account" L&M: The act establishing…

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Wednesday 23 May 1660 by San Diego Sarah

Excerted from CHARLES II AND HIS COURT BY A. G. A. BRETT NEW…

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Tuesday 8 September 1663 by San Diego Sarah

Extracted from CHARLES II AND HIS COURT BY A. G. A. BRETT NEW…


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 annotated Encyclopedia Topics

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Brighton by San Diego Sarah

On 15 October, 1651 after taking a tortuous and often fraught route…

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Tea by San Diego Sarah

Edmund Waller MP writes one of his graceful little poems about Queen…

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Tunbridge Wells, Kent by San Diego Sarah

And the annotation: 1 Cf. de Comminges (Jusserand, pp. 89-90, and…

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St Alphege (Greenwich) by San Diego Sarah

St. Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street, London, Greater London,…


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…

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New Samuel Pepys £2 coin by Suzanne in MI

I received mine today, it’s everything Sarah says.