Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pepys

The diary of Samuel Pepys is online here. It' being posted one day at a time and unfortunately, it's are almost done, only a year or so to go. But it's a great opportunity for anyone who has been meaning to read those diaries and if you have an interest in history, it well worth your time.

Pepys chronicled daily life and his diary is a valuable resource for historians. It covers the years 1660-1669, with such events as the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. The blog has plenty of annotations that will make understanding it much easier, explaining such things as games played at the time, money, food and there are biographies of the people he mentions.

Pepys is on Twitter as well

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