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The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1661


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Historians have been utilizing Samuel’s diary to acquire a bigger view and appreciation of experiences in London in the 17th century. Samuel scribbled constantly on topics including personal money matters, the moment he wake up during the day, the climate, and what he had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He detailed much of his updated watch, the kind that had an alarm, a modern item during his time, which was so rewarding, a country guest who did not delight his stay in London for he sensed that it was so full of people, and his cat trying to wake him up at 1:00 a.m.. His diary is some of the only popular bases which offers such extensive fine points of daily life of an higher status member throughout the 17th century.

Samuel Pepys FRS was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is highly known for the diary that he held for 10 years while still a comparatively young lad. Samuel had no nautical training, yet he ascended to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under the rules of King Charles II and King James II all through advocacy, difficult labor, and his skill for authority. His authority and rectifications at the Admiralty were significant in the prime professionalisation of the Royal Navy.

The intricate personal diary that Samuel held from 1660 until 1669 was first issued in the 19th century and is among the most critical earliest bases for the English Restoration era. It offers a mixture of private disclosure and chronicles of spectators of grand affairs, like the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London.

The diary was scribbled in some of the several standard styles of manuscription applied in Samuel’s days, in this style known as tachygraphy and discovered by Thomas Shelton.
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