Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Pepys created a detailed first-hand account of life in 17th-century London, covering major events such as the Great Plague, the Great Fire of London, and the Second Dutch War. His diary provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great historical events, making it one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period.
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"The Diary of Samuel Pepys" is a detailed personal account written by a 17th-century English naval administrator and Member of Parliament. The diary offers an intimate look at life in London during a time of great historical significance, including the Great Fire of London, the Great Plague of London, and the Second Dutch War. Pepys' entries provide keen observations on politics, social customs, and personal relationships, making it an invaluable primary source for understanding the period.