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Pepys

Samuel. 1633--1703, English diarist and naval administrator. His diary, which covers the period 1660--69, is a vivid account of London life through such disasters as the Great Plague, the Fire of London, and the intrusion of the Dutch fleet up the Thames
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Flitting through the night, merging with crowds and disappearing across the Channel (while jumping ships to evade detection) at the drop of his wig, Scott claimed he had evidence that Pepys's friend Antony Deane, the shipwright, had sold English naval secrets to the French to support a Catholic invasion.
Pepys' political triumphs and his chronicling of the age were neatly bypassed in favour of good old romping and rogering.
Smith, who lived in a different house in Pepys Close, used his home as a safe house for Jamie Germaine and would frequently be seen bringing laden bags back and forth between his and Germaine's home early in the morning.
Nicola Howell, director of The Royal Mint consumer division, said: "Samuel Pepys' diary had an incredible contribution to our current understanding of the historic events of the seventeenth century, so we're thrilled to be commemorating 350 years since his final entry."
The gin distillery is one of only 10 in Britain to make its own base spirit, in its case from grain grown on the nearby Isle of Sheppey (which also has a mention in Pepys' diary).
"In the area housing stock at this price point tends to be modern apartments so Pepys House offers something different for buyers at this level," says agent Laura Laws.
This much larger book (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.) is equally lavishly illustrated but performs more functions: not just to introduce readers to the collections of the Pepys Library and the Old Library of Magdalene College but to serve "unashamedly" as "a celebration of that history we inhabit as an intellectual community" (5).
She's been a resident of Pepys Road all her life and is bewildered by both the gentrification of the area, as well as the influx of immigrants.
(Selected letters of Evelyn's were published in nineteenth-century editions of his diary, and his correspondence with Pepys was edited by Guy de la Bedoyere in 1997, but most of the letters published here are new, and they have never before been presented as the unit which Evelyn intended them to be.) Its publication is a landmark in our understanding of Evelyn and of his context.
In his diary, Pepys was moved to write: "Thence to see an Italian puppet play that is within the rayles there, which is very pretty, the best that ever I saw, and a great resort of gallants."
This volume serves as a companion to the online English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA) and is a guide to the ballad collection of diarist Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) (the Pepys Ballad Archive (PBA) includes more than 1,800 broadside ballads).
The 'Heroes' hitmaker who received the highest percentage of votes, has also beaten Samuel Pepys, who was famous for his courtly curls, the Independent reported.