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Who Was: Samuel Pepys? Paul Harrison

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Paperback / softback 32 pages

260 x 219 x 3mm
10th Sep 2009
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Samuel Pepys is famous for the diary he wrote 400 years ago. The diary tells us about lots of important events such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague.Find out why people thought his diary was written in code, why Pepys was known as the 'father of the modern navy' and why he was arrested and sent to the Tower of London.Part of a series of books for 9-11-year-olds. Other titles in the series include: Florence Nightingale, Guy Fawkes, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Henry VIII, Mary Seacole and Queen Victoria.


Who was Samuel Pepys? Early Years Work and a wife The diary begins Plague London's burning War In the Navy Arrest and death Timeline Glossary Further information and Index


Paul Harrison is an award-winning editor and author. He has written a wide variety of books for children, and has a particular passion for history.

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