I WITNESS HISTORY

A series of audio dramas which look at historical events from the eyes and in the imagined words of those who were there, or who might have been there.

The Great Fire of London - September 2, 1666

Reader: Kevin West

Published on: September 2, 2018

Samuel Pepys is probably one of the most prolific and witty eyewitness historians of the 17th century. And here he tells of the tragic mistakes that let a paltry fire in a Baker’s oven become one of the greatest peacetime disasters in History.

Of the 80,000 inhabitants of London, some calculated that the fire consumed the homes of some 70,000. The Ground was still smouldering and smoking 6 months later, in February of the next year.

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