In 1666, the city of London was built mostly out of timber. Fires were common, and a hot summer accompanied by a drought left the city tinderbox dry for September. For decades, the city was plagued by political and religious turmoil and the country was mired in wars with the French and the Dutch. Enter the Great Fire of London – an inferno that destroyed 373 acres of the city, from the Tower in the East to Fleet Street in the West, according to the BBC.
Learn about the fire that forever changed London with miniseries Great Fire. The program traces the epic drama of the 1666 Great Fire of London, when the city burned for four days. Andrew Buchan of Broadchurch stars as Thomas Farriner, whose bakery in Pudding Lane was the flashpoint for the inferno. The series also stars Charles Dance and Jack Huston.
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