Re: [pepysdiary] Help! Little bits of research!
- The only one I can answer off the top of my head is about rope: There is a street off Moorgate called Ropemakers, (only an alley in 1666) so apparently enough of them to have a street to themselves. However, I understand that the executioner(s) made the noose from the raw material.
On 28/05/13 22:40, plaguey1 wrote:
I haven't been on for a while You may remember me as the man who is writing a novel based on the Great Plague.
The good news is I did get a Peyps mention in. The bad is that I haven't managed to find out all sorts of niggling little points. Can anyone answer the following:
1665 Prices for:
- A pint of beer
- a link (not to hire the boy, just the wand)
- Wherry fares (e.g. Billingsgate to Essex Stairs)
- whores (sorry, and would probably depend on area. Sorry again - St Giles?)
any good links to the Trained Bands?
who would have made nooses? was there a Company of Ropewrights?
Did they still lock the city gates in 1665? if so, what time? Could you bribe your way in? Scramble over a ruin?
That will do for now. Thanks for any help!