The Great Fire of London
How the Great Fire started, spread and was fought.
Streets and buildings
Most of the medieval City of London was swept away by the Great Fire. Rebuilding took many years.
How did Londoners experience the fire and how did their lives change as a result?
Society and politics
The social background to the fire and its repercussions across the country and the world.
Advice for teachers
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Proclamation of Charles II, 1666
Portait of King Charles II
Map: ‘A plan of the City and Liberties of London after the dreadful conflagration in the year 1666’
Extract from Samuel Pepys’s diary
Hearth tax document, August 1666
Common Council meeting minutes 26 September 1666
Selection of pages from Robert Hooke’s diary
Richard Newcourt’s plan for rebuilding London
Christopher Wren’s design for the St Paul’s Cathedral floor
Christopher Wren’s design for the St Paul’s Cathedral dome
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