How does Samuel Pepys’s Diary reflect his Puritan background?
How does Pepys’s Diary reflect his antipuritanical interests?
What does it mean to say that Pepys was “the ultimate Restoration man”?
Explain how Pepys’s exceptional powers of observation have vitalized our knowledge of the Great Plague and of the Great Fire.
In what way did Pepys’s concern with his health limit our perspective on his time and place?
What picture does the reader get of Pepys’s wife in his Diary?
How does Pepys contribute to our knowledge of the culture of later Stuart England?