When London Rose from the Ashes

London in flames, 1666 (Image Credit: Wikimedia)

In the summer of 1666, the Great Fire of London raged for three days and burnt down the homes of nearly 90% of the city’s half million residents. No one knows how many people perished in the inferno.

The astronomer Christopher Wren helped survey the wreckage. He and his colleagues mapped 13,200 destroyed houses, the loss of most municipal buildings and the gutting of St. Paul’s Cathedral and 73 parish…

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History, politics, education, music, culture. Award-winning high school teacher, former principal. College instructor. Seahawks Diehard. Twitter: @brian_mrbmkz

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Brian Scott MacKenzie

Brian Scott MacKenzie

History, politics, education, music, culture. Award-winning high school teacher, former principal. College instructor. Seahawks Diehard. Twitter: @brian_mrbmkz

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