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?
The first leap year in the modern sense was in 1752 in Britain, with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies. This was not the first time leap years had been used; the Julian calendar used before 1752 had a simpler system of leap years, and The Islamic calendar Al-Hijra also has an extra day added to the 12th month Zul Hijja on leap years.




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