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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Devestation in London September 2nd 1666

September 2, 1666 - The Great Fire of London began in a bakery in Pudding Lane near the Tower. Over the next three days more than 13,000 houses were destroyed, although only six lives were believed lost. The Great Fire started at the Farriner bakery shortly after midnight on Sunday. From there it quickly spread rapidly west across the City of London.

The Great Fire of London would sweep through the central parts of the english city of London from Sunday 2nd. and burn til Wednesday the 5th. The medieval city of London which was found inside th old Roman city was gutted. The fire also threatned the aristocratic district of Wesminster. The fire would consume 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul's Cathedral and most of the City authority buildings.

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  1. Interesting! History is an intellectual brain fart sometimes!

  2. Such a great piece of history thanks for sharing

  3. Wow, this sounds scary. I haven't studied much of UK history, but it sure is interesting. This reminds me of the fires that are happening in the U.S. right now. Sad.

  4. Such a great post. This is such an interesting history.


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