The Tudor Society
  • Medieval and Tudor Fires

    A recent forest fire here in Spain got me thinking about fires in medieval and Tudor times – how essential fires were, how they were lit, how they were controlled and prevented from getting out of hand, and what happened when homes and buildings did catch fire. We’ve all heard about the Great Fire of London in 1666, but what about the 1212 Great Fire or the 1583 Great Fire of Nantwich?

    Find out all about medieval and Tudor fires in this week’s Claire Chats talk:

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  • Great Fire of London 1666

    Between 2nd and 5th September 1666 fire swept through the City of London destroying many buildings, including St Paul’s Cathedral. To mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire an enormous structure representing the 17th century London skyline was set alight on the River Thames in London.

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