Voices from the World of Samuel Pepys
Thanks to his diary - Samuel Pepys is one of the most interesting characters in history. His life encompassed happenings of huge historical and human impact - including the execution of Charles I and the Great Fire of London. "Voices from the World of Samuel Pepys" captures the spirit of Restoration London, as it grew to become a major centre of international commerce and culture. It provides accounts on all aspects of contemporary life, from the arts and entertainment to politics and religion. Pepys' diary, which he kept almost daily from 1659-1669, is the central resource, but it also includes 'voices' from all levels of society, taken from a wide variety of contemporaneous sources.
- 29 Jan 2009
- DAVID & CHARLES
- Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
- 30 colour illustrations
Table of contents
Introduction; 1 Before the diary; 2 Walking with kings; 3 Plague and fire; 4 War on the water; 5 London entertainments; 6 The restoration of sex; 7 The new science; 8 One true faith; 9 Home and hearth; 10 Books and bookmen; 11 After the diary; Chronology; Bibliography and sources; Index.
About Jonathan Bastable
Jonathan Bastable is the author of the successful Voices from D-Day, and Voices from Stalingrad. He was the editor of Reader's Digest Yesterday's Britain and The Truth About History. He also contributes regularly to Conde Nast Traveller magazine. He lives in Brighton.