Samuel Pepys in Whitehall - 24 December, 1667

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 24 December 1667, page 856:

[...] so to Whitehall and sent my coach round, and I through the park to chapel, where I got in up almost to the rail and with a great deal of patience, stayed from 9 at night to 2 in the morning in a very great Crowd; and there expected, but found nothing extraordinary, there being nothing but a high Masse. The Queen was there and some ladies. But Lord, what an odde thing it was for me to be in a crowd of people, here a footman, there a beggar, here a fine lady, there a zealous poor papist, and here a Protestant, two or three together, come to see the show. I was afeared of my pocket being …   more >>
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Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 24 December 1667. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 856. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Whitehall


Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer

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Catholic Mass

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 December, 1667
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:38:28 +0100