Pepys's Later Diaries

Pepys s Later Diaries Pepys never resumed the personal Diary which he abandoned in when he feared wrongly that he was going blind He was one of the greatest accidental historians never intending to record for posteri

  • Title: Pepys's Later Diaries
  • Author: Samuel Pepys C.S. Knighton
  • ISBN: 9780750936576
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pepys never resumed the personal Diary which he abandoned in 1669 when he feared wrongly that he was going blind He was one of the greatest accidental historians, never intending to record for posterity, only his own amusement But he did write several short diaries or journals at various key moments in his later life Each is a document of historical importance and allPepys never resumed the personal Diary which he abandoned in 1669 when he feared wrongly that he was going blind He was one of the greatest accidental historians, never intending to record for posterity, only his own amusement But he did write several short diaries or journals at various key moments in his later life Each is a document of historical importance and all have the interest which attaches to any work of an acknowledged master of the diary form C S Knighton, for the first time, makes these diaries available to the general reader These fascinating documents enlarge and enhance our picture of Pepys as a politician and civil servant As always with Pepys the tone is engaging and revealing sometimes accidentally, as often in these documents Pepys is anxious to present himself in the best possible light and does not scruple to lay the blame for any mishaps on others.

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    1. A fascinating read and also a totally different kind of writing style in comparison to the main diaries, these are more journalistic and documented entries relating to the navy, government and Tangier.I personally found the section on his old employee James interesting as it documents a complete turnaround with James backtracking on evidence he had given against Pepys when he finds out he is dying and his conscience is troubling him as to the truth, the Tangier journal was also interesting and d [...]

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