Today’s Birthday: SAMUEL PEPYS (1633)

Samuel Pepys (1633)

One of the most celebrated diarists of all time, Pepys was born into a humble family but steadily improved his standing and eventually became an important public servant and royal confidant. His diary, which he kept throughout the 1660s, describes some of the most important events of his time, including the Great Fire of London and an outbreak of the plague. It also offers a vivid, intimate record of the author’s life. On New Year’s Eve 1661, Pepys made what resolution that he broke soon after? More… Discuss


2 responses to “Today’s Birthday: SAMUEL PEPYS (1633)

  1. Thanks for posting this and bringing to mind Samuel Pepys. I read a great biography of Pepys entitled “Samuel Pepys The Unequaled Self” by Claire Tomalin.


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