The Letters of Samuel Pepys

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The correspondence included here represents the first selection of Pepys's letters drawn from all possible sources to be published since 1933. Since the Diary does not cover this period, the letters enable the reader to follow Pepys' early career on the staff of the Earl of Sandwich, his rise to greatness as Secretary of the Admiralty, and his retirement after the Glorious Revolution. Along the way Pepys fought battles with opponents of his naval reforms and enemies who tried to implicate him in the Popish Plot, ...

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Overview

The correspondence included here represents the first selection of Pepys's letters drawn from all possible sources to be published since 1933. Since the Diary does not cover this period, the letters enable the reader to follow Pepys' early career on the staff of the Earl of Sandwich, his rise to greatness as Secretary of the Admiralty, and his retirement after the Glorious Revolution. Along the way Pepys fought battles with opponents of his naval reforms and enemies who tried to implicate him in the Popish Plot, while taking care of his various relatives and keeping up with an array of friends and acquaintances who included many of the great and famous of late-seventeenth-century England. The letters have been chosen to reflect all these aspects of Pepys's varied and fascinating life, and include 30 never before published. They are accompanied by a running commentary, biographies of persons mentioned, a glossary, a chronology, and an introduction that explains how the letters have survived and analyses how they were written. GUY DE LA BÉDOYERE is an historian and archaeologist with numerous books to his credit. His specialist field is Roman Britain but he has published three books for Boydell on the 'other' seventeenth-century diarist, John Evelyn (1620-1706), including the widely-acclaimed Particular Friends: The Correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn which features all the letters exchanged by the two men over a period of 38 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843835141
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Abbreviations and References 14

1 Pepys's Early Life and Career: 1633-60 15

2 Clerk of the Acts-the Diary Years: 1660-9 31

3 Clerk of the Acts-after the Diary: 1669-73 77

4 Secretary of the Admiralty: 1673-9 99

5 Restored to Favour: 1680-9 143

6 Between Business and the Grave: 1689-1703 203

Personalities mentioned in the letters 255

Ships mentioned in the letters 272

Principal dates 273

Sources of the letters 275

Glossary 281

Bibliography 283

Index 285

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