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  The Great Fire of London. 1666.
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.
The fire leapt to the hay and feed piles on the yard of the Star Inn at Fish Street Hill, and spread to the Inn.
The one positive effect of the Great Fire was that the plague, which had ravished London since 1665, diminished greatly, due to the mass death of the plague-carrying rats in the blaze.
www.luminarium.org /encyclopedia/greatfire.htm   (743 words)

  Great Fire of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before this fire, two early fires of London, in 1133/1135 and 1212, both of which destroyed a large part of the city, were known by the same name.
The fire of 1666 was one of the biggest calamities in the history of London, coming at the end of the Great Plague of London (an outbreak of bubonic plague that killed perhaps hundreds of thousands).
The Great Fire came at the end of the Great Plague of London, and was thought to have brought a quicker end to the plague, by killing off any disease-carrying rats and their fleas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Fire_of_London   (1961 words)

 About London : London-uk-hotels.com - London Hotel and Dublin Hotel Reservation Centre
Unfortunately, medieval Tudor and Jacobean London was virtually destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666.
Georgian and Victorian London was devastated by the Luftwaffe in WWII - huge swathes of the centre and the East End were totally flattened.
London briefly regained its 'cool' reputation in the 1990s, buoyed by Tony Blair's New Labour, a rampaging pound and a swag of pop, style and media 'names'.
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 Great Fire of London - MSN Encarta
Great Fire of London, disastrous fire in London which lasted from September 2 to September 6, 1666, destroying 13,200 houses and 87 churches, though with few casualties.
The fire occurred at the height of the second Anglo-Dutch War, and Dutchmen, Frenchmen, and Catholics were attacked as suspected arsonists.
In the east, the Tower of London and Pepys's house were saved by the Royal Navy, which used gunpowder to create a firebreak in Tower Street.
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 The Great Fire of London - CASEBOOK
The Great Fire of London is self-designated as a "a treatise of memory" (73), but it is also, to a spectacular degree, an almost megalomaniacal demonstration of one man’s power of recall.
The truthfulness of The Great Fire is thus established from the start as a one-to-one correspondence between the text and the state of Roubaud’s mind at the moment of writing.
Above all, the pact of London presupposes that the author has no clearer idea of where his text is going than we do, so that the impression of aimlessness, unformedness, or, to put it bluntly, of a structural mess, is part and parcel of what Roubaud is asking his readers to accept.
www.centerforbookculture.org /casebooks/casebook_london/david.html   (4055 words)

 The Great Fire of London - CASEBOOK
Because The Great Fire of London posits a ruined novel at its origin while proposing the simultaneous remembrance and destruction of that very same novel, the story Roubaud recounts, the precise form he gives to his storytelling, directly concerns the novel genre, the novel form.
That is, the specific protocol of the récit in The Great Fire of London stages the act of anamnesis, or of recalling to memory, in such a fashion that remembrance itself is demonstrated in and as the digressive unfolding of the text (I return to that protocol below).
As in life itself, the rules and outcome of The Great Fire of London are deferred, underscoring that memory serves the principal role in the description and destruction of the Project.
www.centerforbookculture.org /casebooks/casebook_london/poucel.html   (7211 words)

 ::The Great Fire of London of 1666::
The Great Fire of London of September 1666 was one of the most famous incidents in Stuart England.
Just as the city was recovering from the Great Plague, the inhabitants had to flee the city once again — this time not as a result of a disease, but the result of as human accident.
The Great Fire of London, arguably, left a far greater mark on the city when compared to the plague.
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 History: Great Fire of London, 1666
The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the City of London from September 2 to September 5, 1666, and resulted more or less in the destruction of the city.
The fire of 1666 was one of the biggest calamities in the history of London.
The streets of London must have been dangerously dark during the winter nights before it was burnt; lanterns with candles were very sparingly scattered, nor was light much better distributed even in the new streets previously to the 18th century.
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 Samuel Pepys Diary 1666 - Fire of London
The London of 1666 was a city of half-timbered, pitch-covered medieval buildings that ignited at the touch of a spark--and a strong wind on that September morning ensured that sparks flew everywhere.
The usual solution during a fire of such size was to demolish every building in the path of the flames in order to deprive the fire of fuel, but the city's mayor hesitated, fearing the high cost of rebuilding.
Asking Sir R Viner what he thought was the cause of the fire, he tells me that the Baker, son and his daughter did all swear again and again that their Oven was drawn by 10 a-clock at night.
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 The Second Great Fire of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The night of 29th/30 December 1940 was one of the most destructive air raids of the London Blitz, gutting or destroying many of the City's churches (including several by Sir Christopher Wren), destroying many Livery Halls and gutting the medieval Great Hall of the City's Guildhall.
This night was quickly dubbed 'The Second Great Fire of London' and destroyed an area arguably greater than that of the Great Fire of London of 1666.
St Paul's Cathedral itself was only saved by the dedication of its volunteer firewatchers and by the London firemen who fought to keep the flames from spreading to its roofs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Second_Great_Fire_of_London   (216 words)

 London Fire Brigade | History, the great fire of London (Our history)
The great fire of London took place on Sunday, 2 September 1666 causing the destruction of medieval London.
After the Great Fire, changes were mooted which provided the first stepping stone to the organised firefighting of the future.
Insurance companies were granted charters to provide fire assurances and they realised it was in their own interests to hire men to put out fires in buildings under their cover.
www.london-fire.gov.uk /about_us/our_history/the_great_fire_of_london.asp   (800 words)

The great plague of 1665 was the last catastrophic disease to hit it until the great cholera epidemics of the 19th century.
Although the City of London was built of timber, and houses and streets were a bonfire waiting to happen, the fire took hold slowly and took four days to consume the capital.
By 1700, London – in spite of or, perhaps, because of the fire – was the largest city in Europe and probably the richest.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/H/history/fire/experts.html   (4962 words)

 Great Fire of London - history - central - British Council - LearnEnglish
The Great Fire of London was a major fire that swept through the City of London from September 2nd to September 5th, 1666, and resulted more or less in the destruction of the city.
It is likely that the fire started because Farrinor forgot to extinguish his oven before retiring for the evening and that some time shortly after midnight, smouldering embers from the oven set alight some nearby firewood.
As stated, the fire consumed a staggering 13,200 houses and 87 churches, among them the beloved St. Paul's Cathedral, but incredibly only 9-16 people are known to have died.
www.britishcouncil.org /learnenglish-central-history-london-fire.htm   (529 words)

 London Attractions: Find London Attractions Online
London, however prim and proper in perception, is far from doddering, since a huge 47.3 percent of its 7.5 million population is aged between 16 and 44, with one in five residents from an ethnic minority.
By night, London's landmarks are floodlit against the darkness, showcasing the Gothic houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Tate Museum, and Tower Bridge along with stretches of the Thames.
Several locations in London are associated with the Waterloo campaign of 1815, regarded as the most famous of the 19th century.
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 The Great Fire of London 1666
The fire soon took hold and by the 2nd September, 300 houses had collapsed and the strong east wind spread the flames further, jumping from house to house.
The fire soon swept through the warren of streets lined with houses, the upper stories of which almost touched across the narrow winding lanes.
Luckily the Tower of London escaped the inferno, and eventually the fire was brought under control, and by the 6th September had been extinguished altogether.
www.historic-uk.com /HistoryUK/England-History/GreatFire.htm   (771 words)

 The Great Fire of London, 1666   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In 1666, London was England's economic powerhouse with an estimated population of 500,000.
So I rose, and slipped on my nightgown and went to her window, and thought it to be on the back side of Markelane at the furthest; but being unused to such fires as followed, I thought it far enough off, and so went to bed again and to sleep.
The churches, houses, and all on fire and flaming at once, and a horrid noise the flames made, and the cracking of houses at their ruin.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /londonfire.htm   (1334 words)

 Great fire of London
After the Great Fire of London in 1666, Charles II formulated some of the first fire prevention and Building Control legislation when it was ordered that there should be regulated distances between buildings.
The available fire protection was the buckets, hooks and squirts, under the nominal charge of parish officers, the lead and wooden water pipes in the streets, a few primitive fire engines and the new building regulations (which were partly unenforced).
Six hours after the outbreak of the fire, 300 houses were alight and the fire was burning slowly into the city centre.
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 Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority
Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority
The Hovis London Freewheel was hailed a massive success by the Mayor of London after in excess of 38,000 cyclists of every age and ability took over the capital in a massive show of pedal power.
The October issue of The Londoner, the Mayor's newsletter for Londoners, has articles on 90p bus fares, thousand of childcare places, first step to cut carbon emissions', what's on in London, and offers and competitions.
www.london.gov.uk   (243 words)

 London Fire: The Great Fire of London - 1666
This fire was known as the Great Fire of London - until September 2nd 1666.
The London of 1666 was a city of half timbered and pitch covered medieval buildings, mostly with thatched rooves.
The Great Fire of London set in motion changes in the capital which laid the foundations for organised firefighting in the future.
www.angliacampus.com /education/fire/london/history/greatfir.htm   (1740 words)

 IRMI - The Great Fire of London
That event was the Great Fire of London, on September 2, 1666.
By the mid-1600s, London was a city ripe for a conflagration.
In the end, the fire burned to the edge of the large fire break and finally died for lack of fuel.
www.irmi.com /expert/articles/2001/klein06.aspx   (714 words)

 Book review: The Great Fire of London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Great disasters bring the sense that that an old order has been shattered and the world has been completely changed.
There are also a few chapters that are more conventionally factual, on the behaviour of urban fires and on the fire's aftermath, but mostly it's written like a novel, concentrating on a few characters and inventing emotions for them as they flee the flames and observe events.
Shadowy foreigners were blamed for setting the fire and one person, Robert Hubert, was actually executed for it but later an airtight alibi was found for him.
www.amk.ca /books/h/Great_Fire_of_London.html   (337 words)

 The Great Fire of London - Jacques Roubaud
The Great Fire of London - Jacques Roubaud
In the preface he announces already: "I know that The Great Fire of London has not been written because the Project has failed, because it was destined to fail." So the book the reader holds in his or her hands is a story of that failure, of that attempt to write that is ultimately unsuccessful.
A Casebook on Jacques Roubaud’s The Great Fire of London from the Center for Bookculture.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/oulipo/roubaud1.htm   (1175 words)

 The Stuarts - The Great Fire of London
The fire began in the Pudding Lane house of baker Thomas Farriner.
Nevertheless, when the family were woken by smoke in the early hours of the morning, the fire was so well established that the family could not use the stairs had to escape through an upstairs window.
The fire continued to burn but, due to the fact that the wind had dropped, it was not spreading so rapidly.
www.historyonthenet.com /Stuarts/great_fire.htm   (672 words)

 The Great Fire of London
History states that in September of 1666, in the city of London, fire devastated the city.
The fire raged until Thursday destroying 373 acres of the city, from the Tower in the east to Fleet Street and Fetter Lane in the West.
This fire and the devastation caused from it was the orgin of property insurance as we now know it.
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 Great Fire of London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
There are many causes and consequences of the Great fire of London in 1666.
Choose whether each of the statements are either a cause of the fire, a consequence of the fire or an action from the King or Christopher Wren.
London was not a healthy place and there was a lot of rubbish in the streets.
www.cowleyhigh.co.uk /great_fire_of_london.htm   (623 words)

 Great Fire of London - Primary - SchoolHistory.co.uk
From Historyonthenet, a chronological look at the five days that the fire raged in London - information and details about how the fire spread and eventually was put out.
From the IBM worldbook, a text based summary of the Great Fire - a useful overview of the main important points.
An brief and interesting look at the fire prevention materials that were available at the time, together with subsequent changes.
www.schoolhistory.co.uk /primarylinks/fireofLondon.html   (195 words)

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