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Tuesday 20 February 1665/66 by Marquess

What a nice full day Sam has had, Godfather, women and drink. At…

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Monday 22 January 1665/66 by The Greenwich Patriot

To be fair, Greenwich and Deptford and Wricklemarsh (north and east…

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Wednesday 24 January 1665/66 by San Diego Sarah

"Ay, there's the rub," is the phrase I've always heard. I assumed it…

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Saturday 20 January 1665/66 by john

Phil C., methinks the point is: "and to be kept from my fellows in…

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Sunday 21 January 1665/66 by San Diego Sarah

"Did Bess hang tapestries or would she have hung wallpaper…

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Friday 19 January 1665/66 by San Diego Sarah

I suspect Pepys would easily understand Trump (who has many "kingly"…

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Wednesday 4 July 1666 by Terry Foreman

"the King and Council have resolved on none to be under…

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Tuesday 1 July 1662 by Terry Foreman

"I sent to my Lord to know whether she should be a first rate, as the…

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Tuesday 3 July 1666 by Terry Foreman

"[Mr. Vaughan] believes [Mr. Prynne] had always very true to the…

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Monday 2 July 1666 by Terry Foreman

"men that are not liable to it. " L&M: Only able-bodied seamen…


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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Christopher Merrett by San Diego Sarah

Born in 1614, self-taught West Country scientist Christopher Merrett…

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Col. Thomas Blount by San Diego Sarah

Col. Thomas Blount’s house was at Wricklemarsh, south of Blackheath,…

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Maj./Col. Henry Norwood by San Diego Sarah

The Norwoods acquired Leckhampton Manor, 8 miles from Gloucester, in…

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Catholicism by San Diego Sarah

"The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a…

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Gravesend, Kent by San Diego Sarah

And for photos of St. George's Church and the Pocahontas statue…


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…


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'Story so far' editor needed by PaulWalton

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

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'17c': A play at the Old Vic by Phil Gyford

I went to see the show last night and it was a lot of fun! Dance,…

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Site statistics 2012 by San Diego Sarah

I wish we had a "like" button, because so often I see things on the…