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Record 14090

Reading Experience:

'Yesterday came out the King's Declaracion of war against the French; but with such mild invitations of both them and [the] Dutch to come over hither, with promise of their protection, that everybody wonders at it.' Editorial note: The passage Pepys remarks on runs 'We do declare, That if any of the French or Low-Country Subjects, out of affection to Us or our Government, or because of the oppression they meet with at home, shall come into Our Kingdomes, they shall be by Us protected in Their Persons and Estates, and especially those of the Reformed Religion...'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 10 Feb 1666 and 11 Feb 1666
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company 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, Clerk of the Acts
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: King Charles II
Title: His Majesties declaration against the French
Genre: Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Broadsheet, Pamphlet
Publication details: dated 9 February, but published on 10 February
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14090  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: 7
  Page: 40
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 40,, accessed: 07 July 2020

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