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Sunday 4 August 1661 by Terry Foreman

"Roger Pepys — (who I find a very sober man, and one whom I do now…

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Monday 10 October 1664 by San Diego Sarah

And maybe Elizabeth was aware of his leaving her at the Church…

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Saturday 8 October 1664 by San Diego Sarah

If I were Pepys, I'd be less enthusiastic about doing business with…

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Saturday 3 August 1661 by Terry Foreman

" hey tell me how high the old doctors are in the University over…

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Tuesday 20 September 1664 by Gerald Berg

So Pedro, by using the phrase "attempt suicide" are you saying people…

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Thursday 6 October 1664 by Jon

"Prince Rupert has fallen into Lee Road" I think "fallen in" is…

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Monday 19 September 1664 by Tonyel

"where Colonell Reames hath brought us so full and methodical an…

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Friday 16 September 1664 by Jonathan V

re Pigeon racing - When I was a kid I used to hang out and help a…

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Wednesday 5 October 1664 by Terry Foreman

" the Prince under sail the next tide after, and so is gone from the…

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Tuesday 4 October 1664 by Terry Foreman

"a new play, called “The Parson’s Dreame,” acted all by…


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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Thomas Fuller (a) by San Diego Sarah

BEWARE ... there is confusion here. This Thomas Fuller's uncle was…

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Fellmonger by Terry Foreman

A fellmonger was a dealer in hides or skins, particularly sheepskins,…

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Other general reference sites by eileen d.

How to Pronounce British Place Names: a sampling of useful…

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John Poyntz by Terry Foreman

Capt. John Poyntz was Clerk Comptroller of the office of the Master…

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Bladder and kidney stones by Mary K

Elizabethan description of cutting for the stone. I have just come…


Most recently commented-on In-Depth Articles

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The Bedchamber by eileen d.

thank you, Jeanine! this was fascinating. I continue to praise the…

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At home with Mr and Mrs Pepys by Matt Newton

What an excellent post. Just the kind of details I like. I could…


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A more secure website by eileen d.

thank you, Phil... you're a wonder and a gift!

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A new chart of Pepys’ wealth by eileen d.

Phil, this is fantastic! there have been so many discussions about…

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The website has been moved by Jonathan V

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