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Record 14919

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'and the Duke of York and Wren and I, it being now candle-light, into the Duke of York's closet in White-hall and there read over this paper of my Lord Keeper's; wherein is laid down the faults of the Navy, so silly and the remedies so ridiculous, or else the same that are now already provided, that we thought it not to need any answer, the Duke of York being able himself to do it'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 28 Aug 1668
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: Whitehall
other location: closet of the Duke of York
   
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:James, Duke of York
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: brother of Charles II, heir to the throne, Lord High Admiral
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: later King James II

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [paper on the faults of the Navy]
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 14919  
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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=14919, accessed: 28 February 2024

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