Great Fire glog

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The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London started at 1am on 2 September 1666 in Thomas Farriner's bakery in Pudding Lane...

Samuel Pepys said: 'So I down to the waterside, and there saw a lamentable fire. Everybody endeavouring to remove their goods, and flinging into the river, or bringing them into lighters that lay off. Poor people staying in their houses as long as till the very fire touched them, and then running into boats or clambering from one pair of stair by the waterside to another'

After nearly five days, four-fifths of the City of London had been destroyed. 13,2000 houses were burned down and 100,000 people made homeless!

London became a 'smoking and sultry heap' of ruins


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