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The Great Fire Of London Project

The Great Fire Of London Project



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A project on the Great Fire of London - Provides Great info!
A project on the Great Fire of London - Provides Great info!

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Published by: grimdarkai99@cardboardboxfulloffishcouk on Jun 01, 2009
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Jack Greeney
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Jack Greeney
An introduction
At the time, the Plague was still an epidemic – atfull rage. But then another disaster struck London.One that burned down over 13,000 houses anddemolished 89 churches. It was the Great Fire oLondon.On the eventful morning of September thesecond, 1666, at 2 am, the terrible fire destroyed thetown centre of London.
The Great Fire of London started in the homeand workplace of the King’s baker, Thomas Farriner. No one knows exactly how the fire began, butevidence clearlyshows it was anaccident. Thomasand his familymanaged to escapethe fire, all but amaid, who refusedto jump from anupstairs window.
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Jack Greeney
 The Mayor of London
At this time, the fire was only minor – quite smallcompared to previous fires. The mayor of London(Thomas Bludworth) was called to help give orders.But the mayor had insisted on staying in bed, after hehad become drunk the night earlier, and was weary.After finally getting out of bed, the Parish Constablesasked him what to do. But the mayor seemed to be intotal doubt that the fire would spread stating that thefire was so small, ‘a woman might piss it out’.
Spread Like Butter.
The fire was still minor compared to other fires, but on this occasion, a strong Easterly wind was blowing, and the fire was pushed along tightly packedstreets and houses. The fire easily spread, catchingfrom house to house. The house next to the Baker’swas a warehouse full of coal, timber, oils, tar, spiritsand other combustibles, so the fire spread even morequickly.The fire spread in two ways: by igniting whatwas next to it and constantly spreading outward, or 
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