London, Londoners and the Great Fire of 1666

London, Londoners and the Great Fire of 1666

Jacob F. Field (2001, History)

London, Londoners and the Great Fire of 1666: Disaster and Recovery (Routledge, 2018)

The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the greatest catastrophes to befall London in its long history. While its impact on London and its built environment has been studied and documented, its impact on Londoners has been overlooked. This book examines the impact of the Fire in terms of how individuals and communities reacted and responded to it, and puts the response to the Fire in the context of existing trends in early modern England, as well as exploring the broader effects of the Fire in the rest of the country and how it continued to be an important polemical tool into the eighteenth century.