L'incendie peint par un artiste hollandais anonyme


The Great Fire of London, september 1666 started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner (or Farynor) on Pudding Lane shortly after midnight on Sunday, 2 September and spread rapidly west across the medieval City of London (



L'extension du feu dans la ville - source wikipedia

The Fire consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul's Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. The death toll is unknown but traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded.
The wind dropped on Tuesday evening, and the firebreaks created by the garrison finally began to take effect on Wednesday 5 September.

London Burning, BBC History

En 1665, la Grande Peste a tué entre 1/6 et 1/4 de la population de la ville

(70 000 à 100 000 sur plus de 400 000 habitants).



La peste et l'incendie vus par Samuel Pepys dans son journal
wikisource :

CFP: Cities and disasters: urban adaptability and resilience in history
Institute of Historical Research London
November 3 & 4 2016

London before - British Library


Claes Jansz Visscher’s 1616 panorama of London. (London Metropolitan Archives)
version interactive :
reproduction détaillée sur Commons :

comparer avec le panorama actuel, par l'artiste Robin Reynolds - 19.02.2016



Saint-Paul en 1616 - panorama Visscher (détail)

1666-2016, l'anniversaire sur Twitter : #GreatFire350

Minecraft computer game

A 3D representation of London before the Great Fire


Great Fire anniversary : A wooden replica of 1666 London was set ablaze on the River Themes (sic)
to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.