Phil Gyford

Writing

Thursday 16 October 2003

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I’ve heard a rumour that some people don’t read Pepys’ Diary every day. I know, it’s hard to credit. If this is the case they’ll be missing a few days that, while much of 17th century London is surprisingly familiar, make one realise how far society’s progressed. A few traitors are being hung, drawn and quartered, with their various bodily bits displayed prominently on London’s gates for all to see…

To my Lord