The Lockdown Chronicles 4: Samuel

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Samuel is an extrovert. He finds staying at home hard.
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Samuel Pepys (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the detailed diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man from 1660 until 1669. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London. [Wikipedia entry].

This comic strip is based on Samuel Pepys’s diary entry for Tuesday 9 April, 1669. For a previous recent post on this blog about Pepys, go here.

Source image: Portrait of Samuel Pepys, 1690. Engraving. British Museum P,7.84. Image licensed CC-BY-NC-SA © The Trustees of the British Museum.

The Lockdown Chronicles is a series of periodical comic strips made at night (in candlelight!) adapting and reusing openly-licensed or public domain items from online digital collections. Publication and tweetage are scheduled in advance. Historical sources are adapted and updated for the current pandemic; please refer to each strip’s references on each post for further context.  Catch up with the series at