Samuel Pepys | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert Latham

This literature criticism consists of approximately 32 pages of analysis & critique of Samuel Pepys.
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Critical Essay by Robert Latham

SOURCE: Introduction to Samuel Pepys and the Second Dutch War: Pepys's Navy White Book and Brooke House Papers, edited by Robert Latham, Scolar Press, 1995, pp. xvii-xxxix.

In the following essay, Latham reviews Pepys's records, written while he was a clerk of the Navy Board, documenting English military reform after the Dutch War of 1665-67.

I the Navy White Book1

In his Diary for 7 Apr. 1664, immediately after observing that war against the Dutch seemed imminent, Pepys wrote: ‘Vexed to see how Sir W. Batten ordered things this afternoon (vide my office-book; for about this time I have begun, my notions and informations increasing now greatly every day, to enter all occurrences extraordinary in a book by themselfs).’ There was already in existence an office memorandum book (now in the Public Record Office), begun by Pepys and his clerks...

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