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.
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Portrait of Samuel Pepys
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