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Sincera, Rege [pseudonym]
OBSERVATIONS BOTH HISTORICAL And MORAL UPON The BURNING Of LONDON, September 1666. With an Account of the Losses. And a most remarkable Parallel between London and Mosco, both as to the Plague and Fire. Also an Essay touching on the Easterly - Winde [sic]. Written by way of Narrative, for satisfaction of the present and future Ages
Printed by Thomas Ratcliffe, and are to be sold by Robert Pawlet at the Bible in Chancery-lane, London, 1667. [4], 36 pp. Untrimmed. Binder's blanks at front & rear. Head- tailpieces. 4to: A^2 B - E^4 F^2. 7-1/4" x 5-3/4" The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of the English city of London, starting at the bakery of Thomas Farriner (or Farynor) on Pudding Lane shortly after midnight, and raged from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666. The fire gutted the medieval City of London inside the old Roman city wall. It threatened, but did not reach, the aristocratic district of Westminster, Charles II's Palace of Whitehall, and most of the suburban slums. It consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul's Cathedral and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is estimated to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the City's 80,000 inhabitants. The death toll is unknown but traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded, however, the social and economic problems created by the disaster were overwhelming. [Wiki].This anonymous author examines the aftermath of the fire, and enumerates 8 specific cause factors for the inferno, i.e., "everyone may be the author of his own fortune", "it did happen, to wit, about one of the clock in the night, when every one is buried in his sleep", "the narrowness of the place", "the weakness of the buildings, which were almost all of wood", "The quantity of combustible and bituminous matter hath given the greates encouragement to this devo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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