Who Was: Samuel Pepys?

Who Was: Samuel Pepys?

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Samuel Pepys is famous for the diary he wrote 400 years ago. The diary tells us about lots of important events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague.

Find out why people thought his diary was written in code, why Pepys was known as the 'father of the modern navy' and why he was arrested and sent to the Tower of London.

Part of a series of books for 9-11-year-olds. Other titles in the series include: Florence Nightingale, Guy Fawkes, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Henry VIII, Mary Seacole and Queen Victoria.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 216 x 266 x 8mm | 120g
  • Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white and colour photographs
  • 0750259892
  • 9780750259897
  • 848,162

Table of contents

1: Who was Samuel Pepys?
2: Early Years
3: Work and a wife
4: The diary begins
5: Plague
6: London's burning
7: War
8: In the Navy
9: Arrest and death
10: Timeline
11: Glossary
12: Further information and Index
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About Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is an award-winning editor and author. He has written a wide variety of books for children, and has a particular passion for history.
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