Samuel Pepys

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English diarist whose diary contained detailed descriptions of 17th century disasters in England (1633-1703)


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And just 1 per cent would emulate Samuel Pepys by snatching up luxury food and drink.
diarist Samuel Pepys " His long career was almost scuppered before it began - by thieves.
On 1 January 1660 Samuel Pepys started to write his famous diary.
Oliver Cromwell was born here and he and Samuel Pepys were educated locally.
Starting out as the son of a poor London tailor, Samuel Pepys became his country's top naval civil servant, a Member of Parliament and President of the Royal Society.
The first is Thursday 1-4, the sexy violent black leather clad heroine of The Eyre Affair and the next three books; the second is Thursday 5 of The Great Samuel Pepys Fiasco, which "sold so badly it was remaindered in six months.
There they scrutinise Oliver Cromwell's sleeping cap, a plate from the era of Samuel Pepys and a prisoner of war's crystal radio.
Now, in order to keep things fresh, she has turned to seventeenth-century diarist Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) for inspiration.
The Coffee Club of Rota met in Westminster at the Turk's Head, where luminaries such as Andrew Marvell and Samuel Pepys discussed and promoted new political concepts, including the early adoption of the modern ballot box.
In the words of diarist Samuel Pepys, Kynaston in drag was always ``the prettiest woman in the whole house.
Punch and Judy, which also features the crocodile and the policeman, came to Britain in the 17th Century and a performance in Covent Garden, London, was mentioned by Samuel Pepys in his famous diary on May 9, 1662.
Thus, Samuel Pepys could describe his acts of adultery as his "follies," and his wife was fighting a losing battle when she forced him to write a letter to his paramour denouncing her as a "whore.
Samuel Pepys was born the son of a tailor and educated as a scholarship boy at St Paul's School and then at Cambridge.
Sir William Paxton, an eighteenth-century merchant venturer, built a fine house (by Samuel Pepys Cockerell) and made a nearly 600 acre landscaped park in the gentle curves of the Taff valley near Carmarthen.
Reprints were collected in The Diary of Our Own Samuel Pepys (1935).