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Samuel Pepys' Diary


Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) 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. 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, the Second Anglo-Dutch War and the Great Fire of London.

Having recorded historical London events so carefully, Samuel Pepys returns to London once more in form of a BookBench. Sit down on this amazing BookBench and think about how much London life has changed since then! 

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This BookBench is on the Greenwich Trail


Michele Petit-Jean

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