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Pepy’s, Plagues and Sandwiches: An Online Tour of Mapperton this Saturday

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Join the Earl of Sandwich and his daughter Jemima on this one-hour virtual live tour direct from Mapperton House in Dorset. The tour will delve into historic family archives linked to the famous diarist Samuel Pepys, who survived the deadly outbreak of the plague in London in 1665.

Earl of Sandwich with Samuel Pepys

The tour begins in 1642 with an introduction to Pepy’s patron Edward, 1st Earl of Sandwich and reveals his role alongside Cromwell in the English Civil War. The tour will include family portraits, historic library volumes as well as readings from Pepys’ Diary.  It concludes with a dramatic description of the death of Edward in the Battle of Sole Bay against the Dutch in 1672.  The tour is hosted via Zoom and there will be an opportunity to interact and ask questions.

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Mapperton House

Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR

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