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Record Number: 14090


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Yesterday came out the King's Declaracion of war against the French; but with such mild invitations of both them and [the] Dutch to come over hither, with promise of their protection, that everybody wonders at it.' Editorial note: The passage Pepys remarks on runs 'We do declare, That if any of the French or Low-Country Subjects, out of affection to Us or our Government, or because of the oppression they meet with at home, shall come into Our Kingdomes, they shall be by Us protected in Their Persons and Estates, and especially those of the Reformed Religion...'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Between 10 Feb 1666 and 11 Feb 1666

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: London

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:

23 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:

King Charles II

Title:

His Majesties declaration against the French

Genre:

Politics, Law

Form of Text:

Print: Broadsheet, Pamphlet

Publication Details

dated 9 February, but published on 10 February

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14090

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

7

Page:

40

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys, (London, 1972), 7, p. 40, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14090, accessed: 13 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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