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Record Number: 12232


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Then home to dinner; and after dinner to read in Rushworths "Collections" about the charge against the late Duke of Buckingham, in order to the fitting me to speak and understand the discourse anon before the King, about the suffering the Turkey merchants to send out their fleet at this dangerous time'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

15 Jan 1665

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after dinner, before 4pm
daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: at home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

26 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Rushworth

Title:

Historical Collections

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12232

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

6

Page:

10

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1972), 6, p. 10, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12232, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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