Adamson wins Pepys award

<p>A history that does not mention Britain&#39;s great diarist once has won the Samuel Pepys award, reports the Guardian. <em>The Noble Revolt</em> by John Adamson, a study of the political crisis that led to the overthrow of King Charles I, was awarded the prize, which is given for a book that makes the greatest contribution to the understanding of Samuel Pepys, his times or his contemporaries.<br /><br />The chair of judges, Roddy Pryor, said that although Pepys was only nine years old at the end of The Noble Revolt&#39;s story, &quot;the events described so influenced the environment in which he grew up, that the book greatly enhances our understanding of Samuel Pepys and his times&quot;.<br /><br /><br /></p>