Samuel Pepys's Diary: Background information when reading The Judge Hunter

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The Judge Hunter

by Christopher Buckley

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Samuel Pepys's Diary

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In The Judge Hunter, Balty's brother-in-law, Samuel Pepys, an important historical figure in 17th century London, plays an integral role.

Samuel Pepys Samuel Pepys (pronounced Peeps) was born in London in 1633. He completed grammar school during the English Civil War and witnessed the execution of King Charles I in 1649 at the age of 15. He continued his education at Magdalene College, Cambridge, receiving a Bachelor of Arts. He then went to work for Edward Montagu, a relative who became the first Earl of Sandwich. It is believed that his time with Montagu helped advance Pepys' career. In 1655, Pepys married Elizabeth St. Michel (Balty's sister in the novel), who at the time was 15 years old. In June of 1660, he became Clerk of the Acts of the Royal Navy, the position he holds in The Judge Hunter. Such a job involved keeping the Navy organized and processing relevant contracts. That same year, he started the diary which, long after his death, would make him famous for his eye-witness ...

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