Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Discover facts about the great fire of london which devastated the heart of england's capital in 1666. The great fire of london 1666 was blamed of a papist plot but in truth it started in a bakehouse in pudding lane and was spread by a vicious easterly wind.
Three hundred and 50 years ago, london was a different city, a maze of streets made up of tightly-packed wooden houses fires were not uncommon in the city.
The great fire of london began on the night of september 2, 1666, as a small fire on pudding lane, in the bakeshop of thomas farynor, baker to king charles ii. How the great fire started, spread and was fought in 1666.
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The people of london who had managed to survive the great plague in 1665 must have thought that the year 1666 could only be better, and couldn't possibly be worse.
The great fire of london of september 1666 was one of the most famous incidents in stuart england it was the second tragedy to hit the city in the space of 12 months. The great fire of london by an unknown painter, depicting the fire as it would have appeared on the evening of tuesday, 4 september 1666 from a boat in the.