The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1660

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Echo Library, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 236 pages
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Pepys diary complete for the year 1660

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Review: The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1665 (Diary of Samuel Pepys #6)

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

This is the year the plague makes it to London. Pepys' description of the shops shut down, the red crosses on doors, meeting corpses in the street and the fear as the plague tally increases is ... Read full review

Review: The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1661 (Diary of Samuel Pepys #2)

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

These are fine, a bit mundane with a few interesting tidbits thrown in here and there. I learned that melons were pretty new in England at this time. Also Pepys enjoyed a good drink and entertainment, I guess not much different from today. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. By his hard work and his talent for administration, he rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II. The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London. Pepys's diary has become a national monument. The diary was written in one of the many standard forms of shorthand used in Pepys's time, in this case called Tachygraphy; devised by Thomas Shelton. At the end of May 1669, he reluctantly concluded that, for the sake of his eyes, he should completely stop writing and, from then on, only dictate to his clerks which meant he could no longer keep his diary. In total, Pepys wrote for approximately nine years. This collection of both personal and political accounts is an important timepiece that illustartes life in 17th Century England. When Pepys died on May 26, 1703, he had no children and left his entire estate to his nephew, John Jackson. His estate included over 3,000 volumes in his collection of books. All of these were indexed and catalogued; they form one of the most important surviving private laibraries of the 17th century.

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