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Record 14282

Reading Experience:

'Thence home to dinner; and there W. Hewer dined with me, and showed me a Gazett in Aprill last (which I wonder should never be remembered by anybody) which tells how several persons were then tried for their lives, and were found guilty of a design of killing the King and destroying the government; and as a means to it, to burn the City; and that the day entended for the plot was the 3rd of last September. And that fire did endeed break out on the 2nd of September - which is very strange me-thinks - and I shall remember it.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 13 Dec 1666
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: at home
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: [n/a]
Title: London Gazette
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: April 1666
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
belongs to William Hewer


Source Information:

Record ID: 14282  
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: 405
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 405,, accessed: 11 August 2020

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