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Record 11640

Reading Experience:

'To Westminster-hall and bought, among other books, one of the Life of our Queene. Which I read at home to my wife; but it was so sillily writ that we did nothing but laugh at it: among other things, it is dedicated to that Paragon of virtue and beauty, the Duchesse of Albermarle.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 26 Oct 1660
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Admiralty
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
wife, Elizabeth Pepys
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Dauncey
Title: The history of the thrice illustrious Princess Henrietta Maria de Bourbon, Queen of England
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: just published, 1660
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11640  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 275
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 1, p. 275,, accessed: 26 May 2020

Additional comments:



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