Samuel Pepys and the Navy of Charles II, David Davies

Samuel Pepys is best known as a somewhat roguish diarist and as perhaps the most important chronicler of such great events as the Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of London of 1666. However, his 'day job' was as a naval administrator. The navy that he served is much less well known than that of Drake or Nelson, but Pepys's era was a hugely important period in the development of the Royal Navy into a truly professional fighting force. This talk will focus on several aspects of 'Pepys's Navy', including the dramatic and vicious battles of the Anglo-Dutch wars.


Date: Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Time: 19:00

Place: CA House or, for the webinar broadcast via Zoom, your own home or boat

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