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Great Fire of London

In September 1666, a fire destroyed much of the city of London. The diarist, Samuel Pepys, and a schoolboy called William Taswell witnessed what happened.

In September 1666, a fire destroyed much of the city of London.

The diarist, Samuel Pepys, and a schoolboy called William Taswell both watched in horror as the fire consumed houses and even St Paul's Cathedral.

Witness briccngs together their aounts of a blaze which changed the city for ever.

The programme also hears from Meriel Jeater, an expert on the fire from the Museum of London.

PHOTO: A sketch of St Paul's burning from a contemporary pamphlet (Hutton Archive/Getty Images)

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10 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Sep 2011 22:50GMT

Broadcasts

  • Wed 7 Sep 2011 08:50GMT
  • Wed 7 Sep 2011 12:50GMT
  • Wed 7 Sep 2011 21:50GMT
  • Thu 8 Sep 2011 00:50GMT
  • Thu 8 Sep 2011 02:50GMT
  • Sun 11 Sep 2011 11:50GMT
  • Sun 11 Sep 2011 22:50GMT

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