A valuable insight into the history of London and England

The diary of Samuel Pepys provides a valuable insight into the lives of the people of London during the 1660s. Samuel Pepys was a famous 17th century diarist who lived in London, England. Phil Gyford is publishing the diary as a blog. A new entry written by Pepys will be published each day over the course of several years. As Phil Gyford explains, 1 January 1660 was published on 1 January 2003.

history technology Internet Middle Ages classroom I have been reading the diary for a number of years. It reveals aspects of English life through its references to literature, music, games, fairs, food, drink, sport and individuals that lived at the time. There is an encyclopaedia and glossary with hyperlinked references. This online diary is an excellent resource for students of English social history. It is quite useful for students who wish to explore London of the 1660s as they Stage 4 History in New South Wales, Australia.

[This post was originally published November 15th 2007.]