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Great Fire of London 1666 Anniversary

Three hundred and 50 years ago, London was a different city, a maze of streets made up of tightly-packed wooden houses. Fires were not uncommon in the city, and at first, no-one took much notice. But the conflagration quickly spread and the fire that took hold on 2 September 1666 was devastating.

BBC Watch Magic Grandad - Samuel Pepys - Great Fire of London

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