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III The Life of Samuel Pepys Samuel Pepys was born in London on February 23 1633 At the age of 22 he married to Elizabeth St Michael 15 After graduating at University of Cambridge he worked as a secretary for a relative Admiral Edward Montagu the first Earl of Sandwich He appointed him in 1660 as a clerk in the navy office Pepys became rich except not by salary but by bribes that he and his friends took but he was an honest man so the money never persuaded him In 1665 he became the surveyor of victualing office of the Navy It was said that he didnt even know his times tables yet he was the most efficient and effective employee that they had ever had Soon after he had asked for a leave of absence because his eyesight was failing He then moved to France and Holland with his wife but after he returned in November of 1669 she died of a fever As a result he sought consolidation in unremitting his work During 1673 Charles II made Pepys the secretary of the Admiralty the Duke of York then being the Lord of Admiralty In 1676 he became the Governor of Christs Hospital and Master of the Trinity House and in 1677 he developed into be the Master of Cloth workers Company a compliment to his tailor father Pepys sat in Parliament for Harwich in 1679 He had enemies within the Parliament and in the same year they involved him in an unjustifiable accusation of secret Roman Catholicism and Popish conspiracy for which he had to spend a few months in the Tower He again became the secretary of Admiralty in 1684 and was then known as the right hand of the Navy and also in 1685 became a Member of Parliament for Harwick for a second time The revolution in 1688 which ousted
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