Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution

Delve into the turbulent history of Stuart London with famous diarist Samuel Pepys as your guide at the National Maritime Museum.

Samuel Pepys was one of the most colourful and appealing characters of the 17th century, and witness to the great events that shaped Stuart Britain, brilliantly brought to life in his famous diary. He lived through a time of turmoil which saw kings fighting for their crowns, the devastation of medieval London by plague, fire and war, and its resurrection as a world city.

Samuel Pepys by Godfrey Kneller - print

Samuel Pepys

Godfrey Kneller
Charles II by Samuel Cooper - print

Charles II

Samuel Cooper
Analemmatic dial by Thomas Tuttell - print

Analemmatic dial

Thomas Tuttell