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On the death of King Charles II...

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April 20, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 20, 1685 

* Death of King Charles II 
* In a British newspaper

All of the front page & a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with various addresses to King James II concerning the death of King Charles II who died in February (see). The back page has a list of those who won in a recent election which includes "Samuel Pepys, Esq.". Pepys is perhaps best known for his diary which was one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London. 

Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 6 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.

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Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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