London was a busy city in 1666 it was very crowded the streets were narrow and dusty the houses were made of wood and very close together inside their homes, people used candles for light and cooked on open fires a fire could easily get out of control in those days there were no fire engines or firemen to stop a fire. A new set of six special stamps will be issued on 2 september 2016, to mark the 350th anniversary of the great fire of london, which raged across were ruined in addition to the destruction of the city, the fire had significant human impact with thousands of people made homeless and an estimated 10. What were the long term consequences of the great fire of london in 1666 for the city history 20i historical investigation word count: 1734 lisa xie april 2 nd, 2012 a introduction the face of london, in the city's long history reaching back almost 2000 of years, went through many drastic changes it started out as a. And today, the things that seem most interesting about the fire are its architectural and urban consequences it was the great fire that allowed the scientist christopher wren to emerge as an architect, responsible for designing the new st paul's cathedral as well as, with others – notably robert hooke – the.
Huge wooden model torched on 350th anniversary of great fire of london the 350th anniversary of the great fire of london gives us a rare and wonderful opportunity to work on a historic event, the impact of which was felt far beyond the city of london, throughout the uk and beyond, said artichoke. Destruction of old st paul's cathedral highlights great fire of london's devastating impact university of leicester special collections a view of old st paul's, before the fire of 1561 from: sct 00908, william dugdale, the history of st pauls cathedral in london : from its foundation untill these times. The great fire of london of september 1666 was one of the most famous incidents in stuart england it was the second tragedy to hit the city in the space of 12 months just as the city was recovering from the great plague, the inhabitants had to flee the city once again – this time not as a result of a disease, but the result of.
The fire started at 1am on sunday morning on 2 september in thomas farriner's bakery on pudding lane it may have been caused by a spark from his oven falling onto a pile of fuel nearby the fire spread easily because london was very dry after a long, hot summer the area around pudding lane was full of. In 1666, a devastating fire swept through london, destroying 13200 houses, 87 parish churches, the royal exchange, guildhall and st paul's cathedral so how did it start. Picture the scene this saturday eveningpeople wrapped up warm in scarves, hats and gloves ready for spectacular fireworks displays to celebrate bonfire night but in the year of 1666 it is said that there were no bonfire night celebrations in london on 5 november as a result of the raging fire that had. The people of london who had managed to survive the great plague in 1665 must have thought that the year 1666 could only be better, and couldn't possibly be worse poor souls they could not have imagined the new disaster that was to befall them in 1666 a fire started on september 2nd in the king's bakery in.
The great fire of london started in a baker's shop in pudding lane on 2 september 1666, and by the time it was extinguished four days later, it had destroyed seven-eighths of the city (373 acres), including more than 13,000 houses and 84 churches as well as st paul's cathedral and much of london bridge after the fire. In the early morning hours, the great fire of london breaks out in the house of king charles ii's baker on pudding lane near london bridge it soon spread to thames street, where warehouses filled with combustibles and a strong easterly wind transformed the blaze into an inferno when the great fire finally was.
One of the most famous disasters in london's history, the great fire of 1666 devastated the heart of england's capital, destroying more than 13000 houses and badly damaging landmarks including st paul's cathedral and the royal exchange but how much do you really know about the blaze rebecca rideal, author of.
Business five reasons to be grateful for great fire of london by george trefgarne | georgetrefgarne / 1 september 2016 chris j ratcliffe/getty images the 350th anniversary of the great fire of london of 1666 is commemorated across the capital this weekend with various events and exhibitions, including the lighting of. This week 350 years ago, the great fire of london burned through 400 of the city's streets matthew green reveals the extraordinary structures lost in the blaze – from old st paul's to a riverside castle – and what survived, only to vanish later. Interesting facts, did-you-knows, timeline, photos and videos about the great fire of london to support primary school history topic work.
There is also plenty of speculation – for example, the london fire brigade states that “it is unknown how many people died in the great fire of london other impacts london's population is estimated to have declined by as much as a quarter in the 1660s, although much of that was due to the great. The great fire of london raged across the capital's wooden-built city for four days and destroyed thousands of homes in 1666 the simple mistake of leaving the oven on had disastrous consequences that are still talked about in school history lessons today this incredible painting of the fire by lieve. The great fire of london began just as the city was starting to recover and rebuild itself from the horrendous effects of the great plague of london just a year earlier, the city had tragically lost an estimated 100,000 people (almost a quarter of its population) from an outbreak of bubonic plague, which at its.