What period of history was the Great Fire of London?
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Consequently, where did the Great Fire of London begin and end?
The Great Fire of London started on Sunday, 2 September 1666 in a baker's shop on Pudding Lane belonging to Thomas Farynor (Farriner). Although he claimed to have extinguished the fire, three hours later at 1am, his house was a blazing inferno.
Also Know, who wrote about the Great Fire of London? John Evelyn was an English writer best known for his diary, which, along with that of Samuel Pepys, provides us with our best glimpse into the social world of 17th century London.
In this way, who was king when the Great Fire of London happen?
In 1665, during the plague, the king, Charles II, had fled London. Many would have liked to have done the same and few criticised the king when he did leave for the countryside. However, in September 1666, he stayed in London and took charge of the operation to save the city. His plan was to create fire- breaks.
What was the impact of the Great Fire of London?
It began on 2 September 1666 and lasted just under five days. One-third of London was destroyed and about 100,000 people were made homeless. The fire had a devastating effect on the lives of Londoners from all parts of society. It took about 50 years to rebuild the ruined city.