Great Fire of London – The Untold Story

In the hot summer of 1666, the City of London was consumed by a great fire. 13,000 houses were destroyed, 89 churches were incinerated, 80% of the building stock was erased. No other city had burned like this since Roman times. The story passed down to us says the fire was an accident, started in a bakery in Pudding Lane. That Mr Farynor, the Royal baker, had left some embers still burning near his ovens. That London’s wooden buildings were a tinder box fanned by unseasonably hot gales. Poor Mr Farynor, it was all a terrible accident. But that wasn’t how it appeared to Londoners at the time.