The Plague and the Fire

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House of Stratus, 2001 - History - 254 pages
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This dramatic story chronicles the horror and human suffering of two terrible years in London¿s history. 1665 brought the plague and cries of ¿Bring Out Your Dead¿ echoed the city. A year later, the already decimated capital was reduced to ashes in four days by the fire that began in Pudding Lane. James Leasor weaves in the first-hand accounts of Daniel Defoe and Samuel Pepys, among others.
 

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Nice in actually combining the disasters that struck London in those consecutive years, Leasor nevertheless takes a naive view of history. Read full review

Contents

The Squalor in the City
1
The Signs
20
The Great Plague Strikes
35
Rigorous Measures
61
No Mercy for the Stricken
84
Symptoms Cures and Preventatives
106
Bring Out Your Dead
126
The Plague at Eyam
143
The End of the Pestilence
168
A Fire in Pudding Lane
180
The City Devoured
199
The Fire Spreads Westwards
215
The End of the Fire
226
A Scapegoat is Hanged
235
A Selective Bibliography
251
Copyright

Plague Pits and Bonfires
151

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About the author (2001)

James Leasor was educated at The City of London School and Oriel College, Oxford. In World War II he was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment and posted to the 1st Lincolns in Burma and India, where he served for three and a half years. His experiences there inspired him to write such books as Boarding Party (filmed as The Sea Wolves) and The One that Got Away, the story of the sole German POW to escape from Allied hands. Passport to Oblivion, part of the Dr. Jason Love book series, was published in nineteen countries and was filmed as Where the Spies Are with David Niven.

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