History Corner: John Evelyn of Deptford

John Evelyn (1620-1706) has cropped up a few times for me in the last week. The seventeenth century diarist, writer, gardener and government official is remembered in the names of the local Evelyn Street and Lewisham's Evelyn Ward, among other places.Portrait of Evelyn by Robert WalkerLast Saturday I gave a history tour of the Deptford riverfront to ...