Inside Pepys' London by Jonathan Bastable

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Inside Pepys' London reveals a vivid picture of London at a critical point in history - poised to become a major centre of international commerce and culture. It provides accounts of all aspects of contemporary life, from the arts and entertainment, to politics and religion. Though no king or great general, thanks to his diary Samuel Pepys is one of the most interesting characters in history. His life encompassed happenings of huge historical and human impact - the execution of Charles I and the Great Fire of London to name but two. This book takes Pepys' diary, which he kept almost daily from 1660-1669, as its central resource, but also includes a range of other contemporary sources to provide a fascinating and vivid picture of the times.

 

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Jonathan Bastable, a renowned writer and journalist, studiedJonathan Bastable, a renowned writer and journalist, studied Russian and German at Nottingham University and was a Sunda Russian and German at Nottingham University and was a Sunday Times correspondent. Having lived in Moscow, Jonathan now y Times correspondent. Having lived in Moscow, Jonathan now resides in Brighton, England. resides in Brighton, England.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by David & Charles. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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