John Evelyn's Diary 1697

John Evelyn's Diary 1697 is in John Evelyn's Diary 1690s.

John Evelyn's Diary January 1697

John Evelyn's Diary 17 January 1697

1696 Plot to Assassinate King William III

17 Jan 1697. The severe frost and weather relented, but again froze with snow. Conspiracies continue against King William. Sir John Fenwick (52) was beheaded. See 1696 Plot to Assassinate King William III.

John Evelyn's Diary February 1697

John Evelyn's Diary 07 February 1697

07 Feb 1697. Severe frost continued with snow. Soldiers in the armies and garrison towns frozen to death on their posts.
Copy of original manuscript lost.

John Evelyn's Diary August 1697

John Evelyn's Diary 17 August 1697

17 Aug 1697. I came to Wotton after three months' absence.

John Evelyn's Diary September 1697

John Evelyn's Diary 01 September 1697

01 Sep 1697. Very bright weather, but with sharp east wind. My son (42) came from London in his melancholy indisposition.

John Evelyn's Diary 12 September 1697

12 Sep 1697. Mr. Duncombe, the rector, came and preached after an absence of two years, though only living seven or eight miles off [at Ashted]. Welcome tidings of the Peace.

John Evelyn's Diary October 1697

John Evelyn's Diary 03 October 1697

03 Oct 1697. So great were the storms all this week, that near a thousand people were lost going into the Texel.

John Evelyn's Diary November 1697

John Evelyn's Diary 16 November 1697

16 Nov 1697. The King's (47) entry very pompous; but is nothing approaching that of King Charles II

John Evelyn's Diary December 1697

John Evelyn's Diary 02 December 1697

02 Dec 1697. Thanksgiving Day for the Peace, the King (47) and a great Court at Whitehall. The Bishop of Salisbury (54) preached, or rather made a florid panegyric, on 2 Chron. ix. 7, 8. The evening concluded with fireworks and illuminations of great expense.

John Evelyn's Diary 05 December 1697

05 Dec 1697. Was the first Sunday that St. Paul's had had service performed in it since it was burned in 1666.

John Evelyn's Diary 06 December 1697

06 Dec 1697. I went to Kensington with the Sheriff, Knights, and chief gentlemen of Surrey, to present their address to the King (47). The Duke of Norfolk (42) promised to introduce it, but came so late, that it was presented before be came. This insignificant ceremony was brought in in Cromwell's time, and has ever since continued with offers of life and fortune to whoever happened to have the power. I dined at Sir Richard Onslow's (43), who treated almost all the gentlemen of Surrey. When we had half dined, the Duke of Norfolk (42) came in to make his excuse.

John Evelyn's Diary 12 December 1697

12 Dec 1697. At the Temple Church; it was very long before the service began, staying for the Comptroller of the Inner Temple, where was to be kept a riotous and reveling Christmas, according to custom.

John Evelyn's Diary 18 December 1697

18 Dec 1697. At Lambeth, to Dr. Bentley, about the Library at St. James's.

John Evelyn's Diary 23 December 1697

23 Dec 1697. I returned to Wotton.

John Evelyn's Diary 25 December 1697

25 Dec 1697. A great Christmas kept at Wotton, open house, much company. I presented my book of Medals, etc., to divers noblemen, before I exposed it to sale.