The Great Fire of London

On the second of September, 1666, a dreadful fire broke out at a baker’s shop in Pudding-lane by Fish-street, in the lower part of the city, near Thames-street. Situated in the area were rotten wooden houses ready to take fire, and full of combustible goods, thus the area was laid to ashes in a few hours.

It began in the dead of the night making havoc of some houses, and the darkness very much increased the confusion and horror of the surprising calamity as the flames rushed down the hill towards the bridge; crossed Thames-street, invaded St. Magnus church at the bridge foot, and though…

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

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