London Londoners And The Great Fire Of 1666

Author by : Jacob F. Field
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Description : The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the greatest catastrophes to befall London in its long history. While its impact on London and its built environment has been studied and documented, its impact on Londoners has been overlooked. This book makes full and systematic use of the wealth of manuscript sources that illustrate social, economic and cultural change in seventeenth-century London to examine the impact of the Fire in terms of how individuals and communities reacted and responded to it, and to put the response to the Fire in the context of existing trends in early modern England. The book also explores the broader effects of the Fire in the rest of the country, as well as how the Great Fire continued to be an important polemical tool into the eighteenth century.


London Londoners And The Great Fire Of 1666

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Description : The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the greatest catastrophes to befall London in its long history. While its impact on London and its built environment has been studied and documented, its impact on Londoners has been overlooked. This book makes full and systematic use of the wealth of manuscript sources that illustrate social, economic and cultural change in seventeenth-century London to examine the impact of the Fire in terms of how individuals and communities reacted and responded to it, and to put the response to the Fire in the context of existing trends in early modern England. The book also explores the broader effects of the Fire in the rest of the country, as well as how the Great Fire continued to be an important polemical tool into the eighteenth century.


The Great Fire Of London

Author by : Emma Adams
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Description : In 1666, London's citizens woke to see the skyline above their city's cramped wooden houses ablaze. The Great Fire of London is a hauntingly beautiful visual re-telling of one of the most well-known disasters in the city's history. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the fire, powerful and sumptuous drawings from the new east London illustrator, James Weston Lewis, bring the events of November 1666 to life in this stunning gift book. Lewis's drawings take readers on a journey, from the single smouldering coal that falls out of the baker's oven to the swirling clouds of ash that engulf the city and then in to the very heart of the fire itself. As the pages turn, you can witness London burning to the ground and then rebuilding again. Children will love examining the rich detail of each spread, from the detailed city map to the drawings of London before, during and after the fire took hold. This book takes the dramatic historical information surrounding the Great Fire of London and transforms it into a breathtaking story that will transfix readers of all ages.


My Story Invention On The Great Fire Of London Trail Game

Author by : Errol Baptiste
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Description : My Story Invention on the Great Fire of London Trail Game The invention on the Great Fire of London Trail Game came to me as a new novel idea can be added to the future innovation of connecting London's past heritage and history. The introduction of a mobile app trail game occurred after visiting the exhibitions, special events plus walks and tours that includes completing the trail walk from Thames Path to the Museum of London in 2016. The future aim was to promote the local, national and international of London to a 21st Century audience. Previously the 300th Anniversary on the Great Fire of London that took place in 1966 there was no mention of creating good opportunities that includes the future legacy by connecting London's past heritage and history in the mid 20th Century. It was 50 years later in 2016 I have come up with the future innovation of creating unique opportunities on the invention of the Great Fire of London Mobile App Trail Game shall be added to the link of its past heritage and history in the 21st Century. This is a very important milestone of adding the mobile app trail game as a very good opportunity and future legacy to remember the Great Fire of London that took place over 350 years ago on September 2, 1666. In addition the future innovation on the Great Fire of London Trail Game will connect to the destruction left by the most famous fire in history which is very unique to tourists visiting London for its past heritage and history. The City of London was the centre of commerce and trade in England of 1666. The Thames would be bustling with boats and commercial trade. London Bridge was the only bridge across the River Thames for 63 years until 1729. In 1666, London Bridge was crowded with houses, meaning it was too narrow to be a good escape from the fire. St. Magnus the Martyr on Lower Thames Street, next to the River Thames near a major crossroads onto the city and this church was a key storage for firefighting equipment. The church was destroyed on the first night of the blaze. The Great Fire of London started on Pudding Lane on Sunday September 2, 1666 leaving sparks to set light to spare fuel and flour. The Monument was built to commemorate the Great Fire that took place in 1666 standing at 202 feet high also exactly where the fire started in Pudding Lane. The Great Fire didn't spread to Leadenhall Market due to its stone construction it has been a market site since the 14th Century. St. Michael's Alley which is very crowded with narrow alleyways. In 1666, most city streets were narrow as the alleyways. During the fire, they would be full of people and carts, making it very difficult for the firefighters to get through. The Royal Exchange was built by Sir Thomas Gresham, a merchant and financier as a trading floor in 1565 used to trade teas, herbs and spices for 101 years and it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London on September 3, 1666 home to many of the City's previous bankers. Mansion House also the home of Sir Thomas Bloodworth, the Lord Mayor of the City of London in 1666, became a scapegoat for the Great Fire because of his indecisive nature to take necessary actions. He was forced to resign when King Charles the 2nd ordered the demolition of houses, which could only be achieved with gunpowder because the fire was advancing faster than the houses could be demolished. Guildhall is the only secular stone building dating before 1666 still standing in the City to this day. Guildhall Library is one of the City of London's major research libraries also got unrivalled resources on the history on the Great Fire. The Insurance Hall which is home to the Worshipful Company of Insurers also the world's first insurance companies started in 1667 one year after the Great Fire of London. St. Mary-le-Bow Church was destroyed in the Great Fire and was rebuilt from 1671 to 1673. St. Paul's Cathedral was destroyed on September 4, 1666 and was rebuilt 44 years later in 1710 by Sir Christopher Wren.


By Permission Of Heaven

Author by : Adrian Tinniswood
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Description : Documents the events surrounding the 1666 Great Fire of London that destroyed 13,000 homes, numerous buildings, and St. Paul's Cathedral, in an account that considers the roles played by Charles II, Samuel Pepys, and Christopher Wren.


The Great Fire Of London

Author by : David A. Weiss
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Publisher by : Trafford Publishing
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Description : An account of the five-day fire of 1666, which destroyed most of the old city of London, and its effect on the people and the government. Also describes the problems of rebuilding and restoration in the years that followed as recorded by prominent people of the time.


London S Waterfront 1100 1666 Excavations In Thames Street London 1974 84

Author by : John Schofield
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Description : This book presents and celebrates the mile-long Thames Street in the City of London and the land south of it to the River Thames as an archaeological asset. Four Museum of London excavations of 1974–84 are presented: Swan Lane, Seal House, New Fresh Wharf and Billingsgate Lorry Park. Here the findings of the period 1100–1666 are presented.


The Guildhall Miscellany

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London S Best Kept Secrets

Author by : Mike Michaelson
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The Great Fire Of London

Author by : Stephen Porter
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Publisher by : The History Press
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Description : The Great Fire of London was the greatest catastrophe of its kind in Western Europe. Although detailed fire precautions and firefighting arrangements were in place, the fire raged for four days and destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, and 44 of the City of London's great livery halls. The great fire of 1666 closely followed by the great plague of 1665; as the antiquary Anthony Wood wrote left London "much impoverished, discontented, afflicted, cast downe." In this comprehensive account, Stephen Porter examines the background to 1666, events leading up to and during the fire, the proposals to rebuild the city, and the progress of the five-year programme which followed. He places the fire firmly in context, revealing not only its destructive impact on London but also its implications for town planning, building styles, and fire precautions both in the capital and provincial towns.


London S Burning

Author by : John Bedford
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Publisher by : London : Toronto : Abelard-Schuman
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London S Pride

Author by : Mireille Galinou
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Publisher by : Trafalgar Square
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The Time Out London Guide

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London S Industrial Heritage

Author by : Aubrey Wilson
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The Great Fire Of London

Author by : Charles River Charles River Editors
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Description : *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the fire written by survivors and government officials *Includes a bibliography for further reading "[A] wooden, northern, and inartificial congestion of Houses." - John Evelyn's description of London before the fire "So I was called for, and did tell the King and Duke of York what I saw, and that unless His Majesty did command houses to be pulled down nothing could stop the fire. They seemed much troubled, and the King commanded me to go to my Lord Mayor from him, and command him to spare no houses, but to pull down before the fire every way." - Samuel Pepys In the 17th century, the people of London could boast that they had developed some of the most advanced firefighting technology and methods in the world, including the use of primitive fire engines. There were even vendors of such machines who advertised in papers of their machines' abilities to quench great fires. Of course, even with trained firefighters and new devices, the most skillful efforts could still prove limited in the face of a giant fire, as Rome had learned over 1500 years earlier and as Chicago would learn nearly 200 years later. In fact, one of the primary reasons London developed ways to fight fires was the fact that the city was particularly vulnerable. Although London was over 1500 years old and sat at the heart of the British Empire, most of the buildings were made of wood, and the city was overcrowded, in part due to the fact that city planners worked with and around the ancient Roman fortifications that had been constructed to defend it. As such, while there were spacious areas for the elite and rich outside of the city, London itself had narrow streets full of wood buildings that were practically on top of each other. With some bad luck and bad timing, a potential disaster awaited the city, and that finally came in September 1666. As it turned out, the Great Fire of London was so bad that one author who studied the blaze described it as "the perfect fire," referring to the convergence in the largest city in England of spark, wood and wind in such a way that no one could stop the fire or even fight it effectively. John Evelyn, who had warned of the potential for a devastating fire given the layout of the city, noted that people seemed so stunned by the scope of the fire that they didn't know what to do: "The conflagration was so universal, and the people so astonished, that from the beginning, I know not by what despondency or fate, they hardly stirred to quench it, so that there was nothing heard or seen but crying out and lamentation, running about like distracted creatures without at all attempting to save even their goods, such a strange consternation there was upon them." While the fire quickly spread throughout the heart of the city, the only thing that saved London's suburbs was an ancient wall built around the city to keep the enemies of Rome out, not the fire in. By the time it was finished, most of the city's homes and churches lay in ashes, and nearly 90% of the city's citizens were left homeless. The only consolation taken away from the devastation was an astonishing low death rate; although London had about 80,000 residents, only a handful died as the fire raged across the city. The fire lasted three days, and by the end of it, Londoners were shocked by the wide-scale destruction, which was so great that Samuel Pepys remarked, "It made me weep to see it." In the aftermath, people looked for scapegoats, ranging from King Charles II to the Pope and his Catholic supporters, while England's leaders looked to rebuild the city. The civil and foreign strife ultimately posed obstacles to new plans to rebuild London, which actually meant that the rebuilding efforts were designed in ways that mimicked the old layout that had invited such a disaster in the first place.


The World Book Encyclopedia

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Description : An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.


Fire

Author by : C C Humphreys
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Publisher by : Random House
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Description : First came Plague, now comes Fire. The epic tale of the hunt for a serial killer threatening London’s rich and poor during the Great Fire of London. Perfect for fans of S J Parris and C J Sansom. Fires don’t start by themselves. They need someone to light them. As the Great Plague of London loosens its grip at last, Charles II’s court moves back to the city, the theatres reopen and a new year arrives. 1666. It cannot be more terrible than the previous year, surely? But it can. What’s more it seems that a serial killer who stalked hand in hand with the Plague might not be dead after all. Together with actress Sarah Chalker, highwayman William Coke and thief-taker Pitman come together as one, determined to stop the brutal murder of London’s rich and poor once and for all. But another threat is on the way. It hasn’t rained in five months. London is a tinderbox – politically, sexually and religiously. The Great Fire of London is about to ignite. And the final confrontation between Coke, Pitman and Sarah Chalker and their murderous adversary will be decided against a background of apocalypse.


London

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Description : After the Great Fire, Londoners faced the challenge of rebuilding their devastated city. They did so with a very English compromise between modernity and tradition. This intriguing book opens up new perspectives on the story in an account of how and why the new City of London was rebuilt as it was after 1666. The original appearance of the new, late 17th-century London is re-created in some three hundred pictures. "This is an excellent book ..." Local History Magazine


The Citisights Guide To London

Author by : Kevin Flude
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Publisher by : Virgin Books Limited
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A Londoner S Own London

Author by : Charles George Harper
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Birnbaum S London 1995

Author by : Alexandra M. Birnbaum
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Publisher by : Perennial
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Description : Provides information on travel, accommodations, restaurants, sightseeing, and shopping


The Streets Of London

Author by : Tim Hitchcock
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Description : "This collection of essays charts the explosive growth of London from the Great Fire, when much of the city was destroyed and rebuilt, to the Great Exhibition. As the city changed from medieval to modern, a new kind of society developed along with the new landscape. The essays address such issues as crime and sex and profile characters ranging from cabbies to preachers."


Britannica Junior

Author by : Harry S. Ashmore
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The English Home

Author by : Doreen Yarwood
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Publisher by : B.T. Batsford
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