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Fire! Fire! Mike Berlin on the Great Fire of London

Fire! Fire! Mike Berlin on the Great Fire of London

Long after the event, the Great Fire of 1666 continues to resonate with Londoners. The City’s ever changing skyline with its glittering towers still pivots around the dome of Wren’s St. Paul’s. London’s streets and houses continue to show the influence of post fire plans and building codes.

Ahead of a study day organised by Birkbeck and the Museum of London on 24 September, Mike Berlin of Birkbeck's Department of History, Classics and Archaeology talks about the impact of the fire on the lives of ordinary Londoners, the elusive history of the famous plans for re-building London after the fire and the role of anti-Catholic and other conspiracy theories in the post-fire period.

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