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By Permission Of Heaven - The Story of the Great Fire of London (Paperback, New ed): Adrian Tinniswood

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By Permission Of Heaven - The Story of the Great Fire of London (Paperback, New ed)

Adrian Tinniswood

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There had been other fires, of course. Four hundred and fifty years before, the city had almost burned to the ground. The citizens still called it the Great Fire. But that autumn they were more fearful of destruction borne by water. Across the sea, the Dutch and French threatened a country barely recovered from civil war and still uncertain of its new King. Yet the signs from the heavens were ominous: comets, pyramids of flame, monsters born in city slums. Then, in the early hours of 2 September 1666, a small fire broke out on the ground floor of a baker's house in Pudding Lane. In five days that small fire would devastate the third largest city in the Western world: London. By Permission of Heaven, Adrian Tinniswood's magnificent new account of the Great Fire of London, explores the history of a cataclysm and its consequences, from that first small blaze to the decades-long work of rebuilding. The statistics of the disaster are terrible: 436 acres of closely packed streets burned; 13,200 houses destroyed; -10 million lost at a time when -10 million represented the City's annual income for 800 years. But the Great Fire wasn't simply a tragedy of economics or architecture. It wrecke

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Imprint: Pimlico
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2004
Authors: Adrian Tinniswood
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 330
Edition: New ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-7126-6847-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 500 to 1500
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 500 to 1500
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LSN: 0-7126-6847-0
Barcode: 9780712668477

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