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Samuel Pepys



Prologue: Who Was Samuel Pepys?



An Interview with Samuel Pepys



All About Samuel Pepys (PowerPoint Activities)



Samuel Pepys | The Great Fire of London – part 1



Samuel Pepys speaks to the nation

Samuel Pepys was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Pepys had no maritime experience, but he rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, hard work, and his talent for administration. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy.
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  • Personal 

  • Illness 

  • Diary 

  • Public life 

  • Major events 

  • Second Anglo-Dutch War 

  • Great Plague 

  • Great Fire of London 

  • Sexual relations 

  • Text of the diary 

  • Simplified Pepys family tree 

  • After the diary 

  • Member of Parliament and Secretary of the Admiralty 

  • Royal Society 

  • Retirement and death 

  • Pepys Library 

  • Publication history of the diary 

  • Adaptations 

  • Biographical studies