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Record Number: 14282


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

n/a


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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14282, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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