Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy.
350 years ago and ordinary life in olde London until shortly after 1am, when shapeshifting shadows in the streets became the single shadow of an entire city on fire.
September 2nd, 1666 and Thomas Farrinor, baker for the king, leaves work for the night without extinguishing the fire that heated the baker’s oven. Sparks eventually land on nearby flour bags and the bags light. Fire spreads fast and Pudding Lane, mostly wood (as was much of London), is suddenly all fire and fear. It continues...London’s burning…
A four day inferno across the city destroyed around 80% of what an estimated half a million people had called home.
Pour on water
The Great Fire of London demonstrates that one small oversight can lead to other events which without due care and attention can collectively build, grow and form unthinkable chaos. A 10 month drought had left London dry and fit to ignite, while strong easterly winds helped carry the Great Fire across the land…untimely natural events surrounding one overlooked oven.
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