Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution
‘A beautiful book, richly illustrated' - Mature Times
This book, which supports a major exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, explores the public and personal worlds of the famous diarist, Samuel Pepys (1633-1703). Pepys lived through one of the most exciting and troubled times in British history and was witness to the Great Plague, the Fire of London, the raid of the Dutch fleet in the river Medway and the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688.
With an introduction by Claire Tomalin, Pepys’s award-winning biographer, engaging essays on a range of key topics, and illustrated throughout with a rich variety of paintings, engravings and objects, Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution provides an intriguing portrait of the late Stuart Age.Recommended for students and lovers of British history.
- Author: Deputy Director at Royal Museums Greenwich
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Date published: November 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500518144
- Product Dimensions: 29 x 25.4 x 3 cm
★★★★ 'history rivetingly brought to life' - The Telegraph
★★★★ 'absorbing' - Evening Standard
'A terrific exhibition' - The Financial Times
'a cabinet of curiosities, each item of which relates to Pepys and his times. Among the 150 exhibits there are the bloodstained waistcoat Charles I wore at his execution and a cast of the death mask of Oliver Cromwell (complete with warts); there are Wenceslaus Hollar's panoramic views showing London before and after the great fire, and a bell rung at the funeral of plague victims - The Guardian