Samuel Pepys in Windsor - 26 February, 1666

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 26 February 1666, page 591:

So took coach and to Windsor to the guarter, and thither sent for Dr. Childe - who came to us, and carried us to St. George’s Chappell and there placed us among the Knights’ Stalls (and pretty the observation, that no man, but a woman, may sit in a Knight’s place where any brasse-plates are set). And hither comes cushions to us, and a young singing-boy to bring us a copy of the Anthemne to be sung. And here, for our sakes, had this anthem and the great service sung extraordinary, only to entertain us. It is a noble place endeed, and good Quire of voices.
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 26 February 1666. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 591. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Windsor


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

Listening to

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Anthem performed by Choir of St. George's Chapel Windsor

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 February, 1666
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:29:30 +0100