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Record 14916

Reading Experience:

'I walked to the Temple and stayed at Starky's my bookseller's (looking over Dr Heylins new book of the life of Bishop Laud, a strange book of church history of his time) till Mr Wren comes by'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 28 Aug 1668
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
specific address: Temple
other location: at his bookseller's
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: Clerk of the Acts, Admiralty
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: Peter Heylyn
Title: Cyprianus Anglicus, or The history of the life and death of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury
Genre: Other religious, History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1668
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 14916  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 9
  Page: 291
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 9, p. 291,, accessed: 26 May 2020

Additional comments:



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