How many people died in fire of london

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The Great Fire of London, in that Apocalyptic Year, 1666 by Neil Hanson

1666 London and the fire to end all fires. I cant imagine having a fire like that raze your house, your neighborhood and your city to the point all land marks were gone and people couldnt find where their house even was....that is if they survived. There was no Red Cross or welfare and people died from being out in the elements with no food. 80% of the City of London was homeless after that fire! The heat was so intense it melted glass, iron and steel which means that would cremate humans. The fats in your body act like tallow in a candle! No accurate death count exists as people were turned to ash.
Good read about a cataclysmic event.
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We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. To find out more or to learn how to change your computer settings on our cookies page. Back in the s, people were not as aware of the dangers of fire as they are today. About , people lived in London just before the Great Fire, it was one of the largest cities in Europe. Homes arched out over the street below, almost touching in places, and the city was buzzing with people. Following a long, dry summer the city was suffering a drought. Water was scarce and the wooden houses had dried out, making them easier to burn

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One of the most famous disasters in London's history, the Great Fire of devastated the heart of England's capital, destroying more than 13, houses and badly damaging landmarks including St Paul's Cathedral and the Royal Exchange. But how much do you really know about the blaze? The ground scorched his feet and he found nothing but dust, ash and ruins. It was the fourth day of the Great Fire of London and, though some parts of the city would continue to burn for months, the worst of the destruction was finally over. Those with more than a passing knowledge of the crucial facts might be aware of accounts of King Charles II fighting the fire alongside his brother, the Duke of York; of Samuel Pepys taking pains to bury his prized parmesan cheese; or of the French watchmaker Robert Hubert meeting his death at Tyburn after falsely claiming to have started the blaze.


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  2. Siliropa says:

    Which makes more sense, considering the fire destroyed nearly 90 percent of the homes in the city

  3. Knowbarmohagg says:

    Only around half a dozen people were reported to have died in the Great Fire, however it is commonly accepted that the number was probably in the hundreds.

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