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Record 14854

Reading Experience:

'Here I also saw a printed account of the examinations taking touching the burning of the City of London, showing the plots of the papists therein; which it seems hath been ordered and hath been burnt by the hands of the hangman in Westminster Palace - I will try to get one of them.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 16 Sep 1667
Country: England
Time: afternoon: at dinner time
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at the house of Mrs Pierce
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: [unknown]
Title: London's Flames, or The discovery of such evidence as were deposed before the Committee of Parliament etc, with the insolences of the Popish party
Genre: Other religious, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1667
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 14854  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 8
  Page: 439
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 439,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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