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NavalGovernanceWriters
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1633, Feb 231703, May 26
an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most well known for the diary he kept for a decade while still a young man. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early development of the Royal Navy. Although he had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work, and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II of England and King James II.
 Timeline (2)
01/01/1660-First entry in Samuel Pepys' diary
11/14/1666-Samuel Pepys reports on first blood transfusion (between dogs)
 Dictionary Citations (6) • View in Dictionary
Blate: (1) Pale; bashful; backward. Used from Old English through the 17th century, surviving in dialect. Scott tr...
Changeling: (1) A fickle person; a waverer; a turncoat. (2) A person or thing secretly substituted for another. Especia...
Justaucorps: A tight-fitting garment; especially, a woman's outer garment of the 17th century. Also justacor, justycoat;...
Lock: Short for lovelock, so called because it secured a loved one: a long strand of hair, hanging at the left ea...
Taille: Shape; especially, one's shape from shoulder to waist. From the French, used in the 17th century; in the 14...
Virginal: A popular musical instrument of the 16th and 17th centuries, with keys; like a spinet but without legs (hen...
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