The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Started reading the Diary of Samuel Pepys, one day at at time.

A screenshot of The Diary of Samuel Pepys homepage.

Phil Gyford (spotted most recently on Hacker News for his site) is back at it again with The Diary of Samuel Pepys. The Diary (the blog) updates each day with the corresponding entry from Samuel Pepys's Diary (the diary), 363 years earlier. So the entry for Tuesday 3 January 1660 will be posted at the end of today, 3 January 2023.

The blog contains more than just the diary, however—it also features an encyclopedia of people, events, and things from Pepys's time, along with excerpts from relevant letters sent to or by Pepys.

We're officially on the Third Reading of the Diary—the First Reading started in January 2002, and the Second in January 2013. The Diary spans a period of 9 years and 5 months (after which Pepys stopped writing for fear that it was damaging his eyesight). We're in it for the long haul!

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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