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Samuel Pepys was born in London in 1633 and died in Clapham in 1703. In his life, he was Secretary of Naval Affairs and President of the Royal Society, mingling with the greatest of the land. He lived through civil war, plague, and the greatest fire London has suffered outside of the Blitz in World War II. In 1660, at the age of 27, he began a diary, chronicling one of the most colorful periods of the Restoration.

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Samuel Pepys is the author of The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys (1633–1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although he had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work, and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy. The detailed private diary he kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the nineteenth century and is one of the most important primary sources for history of the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys Full Details

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Length4 hours and 16 minutes
AuthorSamuel Pepys
PublisherRecorded Books, Inc.
Release dateFebruary 06, 2008
ISBN9781449802431

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys includes the following subjects: The BISAC Subject Code is Biography & Autobiography, Historical

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The imprint is Recorded Books, Inc.. It is supplied by Recorded Books, Inc.. The ISBN-13 is 9781449802431.

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This book is only available in the United States.

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