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London Bridge is Burning Down

The Great Fire of London

Who left the oven on? Photo by historic-uk

In the wee hours of the morning on September 2, a small fire began in a humble abode near London Bridge. The blaze became an uncontrollable inferno that swept through the city for four days.

The flames from that house on Pudding Lane, strengthened by a strong easterly wind, didn’t take long to spread to Thames Street, a nearby road lined with…

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