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Saturday 22 September 1666 by Terry Foreman

"must work to-morrow, which Mr. T. Hater had no mind to, it being the…

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Monday 19 March 1665/66 by JayW

David’s comment on 20 Mar 2009: I am reminded of Franz Kafka's…

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Wednesday 21 March 1665/66 by San Diego Sarah

Starting in 1661 Louis XIV started creating magnificent gardens at…

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Tuesday 20 March 1665/66 by San Diego Sarah

A classic day on Pepys' new schedule: work/output all morning,…

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Tuesday 18 September 1666 by Terry Foreman

"it was a sad rainy and tempestuous night. " L&M: Dr D. J. Schove…

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Monday 17 September 1666 by Terry Foreman

"wrote Sir W. Coventry newes thereof; so that we do much fear our…

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Saturday 15 September 1666 by Terry Foreman

"Dined with Sir W. Batten, mighty busy about this account" L&M:…

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Wednesday 12 September 1666 by Terry Foreman

"spoke with Michell and Howlett, who tell me how their poor young…

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Sunday 11 March 1665/66 by San Diego Sarah

"what is Sir William not interested in?" As…

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Saturday 8 September 1666 by Terry Foreman

"when it was offered to stop the fire near his house for such a…


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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Sir Robert Long by San Diego Sarah

Looking at Robert Long's page as a Member of Parliament, I see he was…

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River Thames by San Diego Sarah

For pictures and information I didn't know (as a Londoner by birth!)…

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Thomas Harper by San Diego Sarah

Apparently there were several Tom Harpers, and Pepys doesn't help us…

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St Helen's, Isle of Wight by Terry Foreman

St Helen's Road, off the northeast coast of the Isle of Weight.


Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

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At home with Mr and Mrs Pepys by San Diego Sarah

This wonderful post ignores what we know about the cellars. Since…

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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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The Pithy Pepys: 1660 by Suzanne in MI

I bought the book on your recommendation and have found it fun to…

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'Story so far' editor needed by PaulWalton

The post was much more terrible than an irregular story culled from…