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The life and times of Samuel Pepys

November 23, 2016

Discover key events in the life of Samuel Pepys with an interactive timeline, published today on the OUPblog.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol. 7: 1666"Samuel Pepys penned his famous diaries between January 1660 and the end of May 1669. During the course of this nine year period, England witnessed some of the most important events in its political and social history. The diaries are over a million words long and recount in minute and often incredibly personal detail events such as the restoration of the monarchy, the Second Anglo-Dutch War, the Great Fire, and Great Plague of London. By detailing his daily life with such frankness (Pepys never anticipated his diaries to be so publicly scrutinized) he provided an unprecedented window into the everyday experiences of seventeenth century Londoners as well as major political events."

Delve into the diaries of Samuel Pepys with this interactive timeline >

 

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