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?
Chaucer's cheerful prologue to his Canterbury Tales about April’s sweet showers was echoed grimly at the start of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland : “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land . . .”




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