Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Great Fire of London

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1666 Great Fire of London: A large fire broke out in London in the bakery of Thomas Farriner, Charles II's baker on Pudding Lane near London Bridge.

The Great Fire raged until September 6, when it burnt itself out at Pie Corner, destroying 10,000 buildings, including St Paul's Cathedral. Sources differ on how many people are known to have died; perhaps between six and sixteen.

It left about 200,000 homeless and consumed 89 churches, 13,200 houses and 430 streets. At the time it was widely believed that the ‘Protestant city’ was torched by the 'popish (Catholic) faction', or so the monument on Fish Hill, London, revealed ...

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