Fire Of London

An account of the great fire of 1666, which destroyed most of the old city of London, and in which the king himself helped the firefighters with bucket and axe, is given in LONDON'S 'God's Fire' chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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