September 2, 2014

This day in history:
The Great Fire of London began on 2nd September 1666 and was one of the most famous incidents in Stuart England. The fire started in Pudding Lane The fire started in a baker’s shop owned by Thomas Farriner – who was the king’s baker His maid failed to put out the ovens at the end of the night. The heat created by the ovens caused sparks to ignite the wooden home of Farriner. In her panic, the maid tried to climb out of the building but failed. She was one of the few victims of the fire. Once it started, the fire spread quickly. The heat created by the fire was so great that the lead roof on the old St Paul’s Cathedral melted. read more

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