Tag Archives: 1666

Review: ITV’s ‘The Great Fire’

ITV’s drama, The Great Fire, aired last night at 9pm in the UK. This morning, I was asked by many on Twitter for my opinions about this show, but as I don’t have access to live television in my house, I was unable to watch it last night. I saw this episode just now on the iTV player and,… Read on

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The Great Fire of London, 1666

The Great Fire of London was one of the great catastrophes to hit the reign of Charles II. Following the horrendous Great Plague of 1665, the only silver lining in this conflagration is that it seems to have eradicated the plague. Great! But we don’t really know how many people died, as the records don’t seem to take… Read on

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St Gabriel Fenchurch

Whilst walking through the City of London… St. Gabriel Fenchurch was an Anglican church that stood between Rood Street and Mincing Lane. During the horrific Great Fire of London in 1666, this was one of many casualties. Unlike St. Paul’s, this was not rebuilt, but at least a plaque commemorates the area where it once stood.

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