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Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War[edit]

 

Samuel Pepys' Diary[edit]

in 1825 Braybrooke 2-vol edition, Vol 1:  
https://archive.org/details/b28523192_0002/page/340/mode/1up/.

The Great Plague:  Pepys discussees mainly from May 24, 1665  - mid-late 1667
see p340 - 475
  
Great Fire of London: 2-6 September, 1666
(see p.445-498, for 2 Sept 1666 on) 
 

Daniel Defoe - A Journal of the Plague Year (1722) [edit]

Defoe was 5 years old during the Great Plague. His historical-fiction reconstruction (note: disputed) is apparently based particularly on the diary of his uncle Henry Foe (thus H.F. pseudonymous author on original editions of book). 

1900 Aldine House (London) edition, scanned: 
https://archive.org/details/journalofplaguey00defo_3/page/n10/mode/1up