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Record 14756

Reading Experience:

'And there finding them all at church, and thinking they dined as usual at Stepny, I turned back, having a good book in my hand (the Life of Cardinal Wolsey, wrote by his own servant), and to Ratcliffe'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 3 Jun 1667
Country: England
Time: morning: before dinner
Place: city: London
other location: while walking
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: George Cavendish
Title: The life and death of Thomas Woolsey, Cardinal ... written by one of his own servants, being his gentleman usher
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1667
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14756  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: 8
  Page: 248
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1974), 8, p. 248,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:



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