4. Samuel Pepys and The Great Fire of London - part 2
The tutorial: learn the song
Learn the song 'London's burning', which has some specially-written additional words.
Then hear about the start of The Great Fire in Thomas Farrynor’s bakery on Pudding Lane and listen to extracts from the famous diary of Samuel Pepys.
We also make two sound-pictures about the start of The Great Fire using body-percussion, clapping and mouth sounds.
The song: 'London's burning'
Extracts from Samuel Pepys' diary
Listen to Samuel Pepys read from his diary about The Great Fire.
Pepys describes how he is woken in the night by his maid and goes out to find many houses already destroyed. He also describes how he later reports to King Charles II on the fire and the orders given by the king.