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Samuel Pepys
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Writer and living history specialist Jonathan Lovett transforms himself into Samuel Pepys to tell you why he visited Highgate in July 1666 and what he made of Lord Lauderdale and his dining companions. He will also give you the latest on the Great Plague that has been devastating London and all the gossip on his friend, the famous actress Nell Gwyn, whom it is reported was less than impressed by Lord Lauderdale - although he allowed her to live in Lauderdale House in 1670!

Find out more about the rest of the Heritage Weekend here.

For the last six years Jonathan has been co-running with his partner Tales of Plague and Tales of Fire - living history companies devoted to hosting guided walks, talks and school workshops on The Great Plague, The Black Death and The Great Fire of London. In 2015 they staged the 350th Anniversary of the Great Plague Festival - a three-day festival featuring music, drama, talks, walks, workshops, exhibitions and a dead cart procession to commemorate the anniversary of this grisly event.