3. Samuel Pepys and The Great Fire of London - part 1
Finding out about London immediately before The Great Fire including the plague of 1665.
Exploring London - and the River Thames in particular - in the period immediately before the Great Fire.
We learn the songs 'Flow, flow, flow' and 'Loaves of bread and puddings and pies'. We also hear from Samuel Pepys' about the terrible plague in London in the previous year (1665) in extracts from his diaries and visit Thomas Farrynor’s bakery in Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire started.
Duration: 13' 37"
Song 1: 'Flow, flow, flow' (vocal)
Portrait of Samuel Pepys
Song 2: 'Loaves of bread and puddings and pies' (vocal)
An early fire 'engine'
Mime the actions of some 17th century instruments in time with the music.
The recorder and flageolet (another kind of whistle or flute), viol, theorbo (a kind of big lute) and harpsichord (a keyboard instrument, like an early piano).
Duration: 1' 20"