Discover key events in the life of Samuel Pepys with an interactive timeline, published today on the OUPblog.
"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."
The diaries of Samuel Pepys formed part of OSEO's October upload, with over 70 scholarly editions added to the site. Explore samples of the content and read about the brand new editions, including The New Oxford Shakespeare, with our latest news update.