Samuel Pepys: A Life

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Palgrave for St. Martin's Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 386 pages
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Best known for diaries that chronicle in brilliant detail his life and times during the turbulence of Restoration England, Samuel Pepys was an extraordinary man in an extraordinary time--member of Parliament, secretary of the admiralty, political insider, friend of Isaac Newton and Christopher Wren. Set against such events as the Great Fire of London, the Great Plague, and the return of Charles II to the throne, Stephen Coote's full-bodied portrait of Pepys brings the man, and his remarkable era, exuberantly to life.

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Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) may be most widely remembered for his six-volume diary, a candid and scrupulously detailed record of his life and work from January 1, 1660, until May 31, 1669. Less widely ... Read full review

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Stephen Coote was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge and at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of John Keats, W.B. Yeats, and Royal Survivor: The Life of Charles II.

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