The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Author: Samuel Pepys

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141439938

Category: Authors, English

Page: 1096

View: 1865

In his diary, Pepys provides a definitive eyewitness account of the main events in 1660s English history, along with lively descriptions of his socializing, his amorous entanglements, his theatre-going and music-making.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Author: Samuel Pepys

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 1101907924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 714

View: 2358

A newly edited selection from the most famous, colorful, and vivid diarist in the English language--in the most accessible, uncensored, and clearly annotated edition available. Though he rose to become the most powerful administrator in King Charles II's navy, when Samuel Pepys began writing his secret journal in 1660 he was just a young clerk living in London. Over the next nine years, he became eyewitness to some of the most significant events in seventeenth-century English history, among them, the Restoration, the Great Plague of London in 1665, and the Great Fire of London in 1666. Pepys's diary gives vivid descriptions of spectacular events, but much of the richness of the work lies in the details it provides about the minor dramas of daily life. While Pepys was keen to hear the king's views, he was also always ready to talk with a soldier, a housekeeper, or a child rag-picker. He records with searing frankness his tumultuous personal life, including his marriage, infidelities, ambitions, and power schemes. He recounts with relish all the latest scandals, and reflects his voracious delight in music, food, books, scientific discoveries, and fashion. The result is a lively, often astonishing diary and an unrivaled account of life in seventeenth-century London.

The Letters of Samuel Pepys, 1656-1703

Author: Samuel Pepys

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843831976

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 7875

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.BR>Guy de la Bédoyère is a 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.

The Great Fire of London

Author: Samuel Pepys

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141397542

Category: Great Fire, London, England, 1666

Page: 64

View: 4495

Originally written in code, Pepys' diary includes his unforgettable eyewitness account of the 1666 Fire.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol. 1

Author: Samuel Pepys

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520225794

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 6946

The editors went back to Pepys' original 300-year-old manuscript to reconstruct a complete edition of his "Diary" which deals with some of the most dramatic events in English history: the London Fire, the Great Plague, the Restoration of Charles II, and the Dutch Wars. "One of the glories of contemporary English publishing."--Michael Ratcliffe, "The Times." 11 illustrations. 5 maps.

Diary of Samuel Pepys: Selected Passages

Author: Samuel Pepys

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137457

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6312

Parliament member and the trusted confidant of Charles II, Pepys details the Great Fire of London, the horrors of the Plague, the display of the head of Oliver Cromwell at Westminster Hall, more.

The History of the Priority Di∫pute between Newton and Leibniz

Author: Thomas Sonar

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3319725637

Category: Mathematics

Page: 549

View: 2562

This book provides a thrilling history of the famous priority dispute between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Isaac Newton, presenting the episode for the first time in the context of cultural history. It introduces readers to the background of the dispute, details its escalation, and discusses the aftermath of the big divide, which extended well into rThe Early Challengesnd the story is very intelligibly explained – an approach that offers general readers interested in the history of sciences and mathematics a window into the world of these two giants in their field. From the epilogue to the German edition by Eberhard Knobloch:Thomas Sonar has traced the emergence and the escalation of this conflict, which was heightened by Leibniz’s rejection of Newton’s gravitation theory, in a grandiose, excitingly written monograph. With absolute competence, he also explains the mathematical context so that non-mathematicians will also profit from the book. Quod erat demonstrandum!

A Brief History of End Time

Author: Paula Clifford

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 1910519391

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 6951

With subjects ranging from William Blacke to Nostradamus, this book considers all things apocalyptic and asks the question of why the end of time has captured the human imagination in so many ways.

Plague-Making and the AIDS Epidemic: A Story of Discrimination

Author: G. Bright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113701122X

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 1719

This book explores how the cultural process of making any disease a "plague" results in discrimination against certain groups, as it has for those with AIDS in America. Gina M. Bright here captures the discrimination produced by plague-making in her analysis and her portraits of the people she has cared for with AIDS over the past quarter-century.


Author: Tony Buick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461470439

Category: Science

Page: 299

View: 9607

“Orrery” appeals to almost anyone interested in popular astronomy, astronomical mechanical devices, scientific instruments, the history of clocks - and even the history of aristocratic and prestigious families! Many people these days – not only astronomers – have a good idea of the main components of the Solar System. They might also know about the orrery, a mechanical model that shows the movements of the Moon and planets. But not too many know why it was so named and who it was named after. The Boyle family – the Earls of Orrery –include the famous Boyle of Boyle’s Law. But others were key in the history of the orrery, not the least being clockmakers. Aware of the lunar and planetary content of the sky, they strove to make scientific instruments to demonstrate their movements and introduced measuring devices to predict their positions. In antiquity, their lives on occasion depended on the accuracy; upsetting kings and lords was dangerous business! Orreries are found everywhere. They can be made of wood or metal, and are even available today as home-assembly kits and children’s toys. They appear in paintings, on computers, on the side of royal clocks, in stately home hallways, and of course, in museums all over the world. This book contains illustrations of orreries to give a guide as to what is and was available and where to see the best examples. It also contains information and references to help readers who want to make (or buy) their own orrery. The story of the Boyles is not just relevant to a tiny corner of Ireland, but spans the world. “Orrery” highlights the process of discovery and humankind’s universal fascination with the heavens. Provides a fascinating example of the relationship between innovative thinking (invention) and precision engineering (execution).