Author Archives: Thomas Barclay Matchett

Montage of Samuel Pepys and his contemporaries

PODCAST: The Great Fire Of London through the diaries of Samuel Pepys read by The London Storyteller

I have often described the 17th century as the best century in history.   The Great Fire of London in September 1666 is one of the reasons why, though perhaps I should write “most fascinating” rather than “best” when one thinks … Read More

(VIDEO) AR History: Storytelling For A New Reality

https://youtu.be/lPvn5XmVG6U The story behind AR History started on a snowy day in February 2019, when I was hunted down by a mysterious and perfectly charming Swedish tech founder who had been scouring Europe to find a top tour guide to … Read More

A custom thumbnail with Samuel Pepys and the London Storyteller for a video of Pepys Diary from August 1665

VIDEO: The Diary Of Samuel Pepys: August 1665

It had been a rather heady end to the month of July in plague ridden London for Samuel Pepys, as he conspired on a love match between Lady Jemima Montagu and Philip Carteret, the younger son of Sir George Carteret. … Read More

Awesome August The London Storyteller Special Offer

Awesome August: Welcome back to the finest city on earth!

It’s great to opening the doors of London once more and with something very special to help make your August 2020 awesome! I know what a challenging few months it has been for many of us and also the great … Read More

VIDEO: The Diary Of Samuel Pepys 15th July to 20th July 1665

VIDEO: Who Was Samuel Pepys?

Today, The London Storyteller is resuming postings from a veritable treasure trove of episodes produced during lockdown sharing the Diary of Samuel Pepys from the year 1665. Check out our YouTube channel for the installment from July 15th to 20th … Read More

Video Blog: The London Storyteller Drinks Wine

In these days of lockdown, its a great opportunity to experiment with new content which is something that I am really enjoying. I am well ahead with my project to record readings of the Diary Of Samuel Pepys. Now, with … Read More

VIDEO: The London Storyteller in Lockdown: The Diary of Samuel Pepys 9th May to 14th May 1665

Recorded in lockdown in London, March 2020. The London Storyteller reads the Diary of Samuel Pepys from the 1665, an era with many parallels to our own. Sam gets a bad case of wind and his mother comes to stay … Read More

Life Hacks: The London Storyteller’s Lockdown Easter Master Plan

It is Easter. The sun is out but unfortunately I cannot be owing to the current lockdown. One must make the most of the situation; I know that I am very lucky and wish all those on the front line … Read MoreRead More

The Diary Of Samuel Pepys

VIDEO: The London Storyteller in Lockdown: The Diary of Samuel Pepys April 16th 30th 1665

Produced in lock down, March 2020, London. What an emotional moment that was last night. Love Our NHS (March 26th 2020). Love our NHS. In this episode of The Diary Of Samuel Pepys (1665), Sam finds himself deeply in engaged … Read More