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Elizabeth Pepys
Elizabeth Pepys
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: 1640
Date of Death: 1669
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever
Religion: Protestantism (converted from Catholicism)
Occupation: Housewife
Spouse: Samuel Pepys
Turtledove Appearances:
A Different Flesh
POD: C. 2.5-1.3 million years ago;
Relevant POD: c. 1492
Appearance(s): "And So To Bed"
Type of Appearance: Direct


Elizabeth Pepys (née Elisabeth St Michel) (23 October 1640 - 10 November 1669) was the wife of Samuel Pepys whom she married in 1655, shortly before her 15th birthday. Her father, Alexandre de St. Michel, was born a French Catholic, but converted to the Protestant faith. He married Dorothea, the daughter of Sir Francis Kingsmill, in Ireland. Most of what is known about Elizabeth comes from her husband's diary. She died of typhoid fever in 1669.

Elizabeth Pepys in A Different Flesh

When Samuel Pepys, inspired by his observation of sims and other New World fauna, was formulating what became the transformational theory of life in 1661, he shared some of his early ideas with Elizabeth Pepys. Elizabeth stated that "Holy Writ sufficed", which disappointed her husband.

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