By Permission of Heaven: The Story of the Great Fire of London

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Jonathan Cape, 2003 - History - 330 pages
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In the early hours of 2nd September 1666, a small fire broke out on the ground floor of a baker's house in Pudding Lane. In five days that small fire would devastate the third largest city in the Western world: London.

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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

On September 1, 1666, the center of London caught fire (apparently due to an improperly banked bakery oven fire) and, over the next five days, burned down. Figures are not exact, but somewhere around ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This was a very readable and multi-faceted examination of this famous event, with a particular focus on the aftermath of the event (the conflagration is extinguished less than half way through the ... Read full review

Contents

The Future Condition of the English Nation
19
Gods Bellows
41
A Universal Conclusion
58
Copyright

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Adrian Tinniswood is a historian. He has taught in various British universities, and was for many years consultant to the National Trust on heritage education. He is the author of eleven previous books including, most recently, a biography of Sir Christopher Wren.

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