The Diary of Samuel Pepys: The Great Plague of London & The Great Fire of London, 1665-1666

Samuel Pepys (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Benediction Classics
Publish Date
April 14, 2020
Pages
208
Dimensions
6.14 X 9.21 X 0.48 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781789430981

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About the Author

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.