The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Study Guide July-December, 1666 Summary & Analysis

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Much of Pepys' time is consumed with the problems in the Navy. Some of the sailors have not received their pay in five years. They grow tired of waiting, in light of the indulgences they see at court, and they revolt.

The Duke of York eventually retires form leading the Navy. In his stead, the reamaining Dukes fight physically. The King vows to practice more thrift, even promising to abide by one fashion. That resolve is challenged, though, when the French, in jest, steal the current fashion.

With his usual honestly and emotion, Pepys describes for the reader the great fire of London. He first hears about it in the night, but, not realizing the magnitude of the news, goes back to sleep. By morning, great parts of the city are in flames. Fire seemingly falls from the sky. The residents throw their belongings into the river...

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