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Research Article: The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys

by Samuel Pepys

Born in 1633, Samuel Pepys (pronounced “peeps”) was the son of a tailor who brought the family to London when Samuel was a boy. In 1660, just months after Pepys began his diary, Admiral Edward Montagu, a well-connected cousin by marriage, invited the young man to sail as his secretary on a historic journey to the Netherlands, where Montagu was to join the party escorting King Charles II back to England. Pepys thus enjoyed a personal part in the Restoration, the event that ended 18 years of Puritan rule and royal exile (the Interregnum) and returned the monarchy to power in England. During the 1660s, helped by his powerful cousin, Pepys won a series of important positions in the office of naval administration. By the end of the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-67), Pepys’s valuable service had...

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