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The Great Fire of London - 1666. Source: http://www.angliacampus.com/education/fire/london/history/greatfir.htm . September 2, 1666 Destroyed 80% of London 13,200 houses, 87 churches, 50 civic halls burnt down. Source: http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/fire/legacy.html.

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the great fire of london 1666

The Great Fire of London - 1666

Source: http://www.angliacampus.com/education/fire/london/history/greatfir.htm

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September 2, 1666
  • Destroyed 80% of London
  • 13,200 houses, 87 churches, 50 civic halls burnt down

Source: http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/fire/legacy.html

benefits of the fire
Benefits of the Fire
  • Helped eliminate the plague
  • Chance to rebuild London more efficiently and attractively
the plague
The Plague

Source: http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/fleas/bdeath/

rebuilding london
Rebuilding London
  • Sir Christopher Wren
  • (1632-1723)

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/wren_christopher.shtml

the perfect building stone
The Perfect Building Stone
  • Structurally reliable
  • Easily accessible
  • Freestone
  • Hardness
  • Durability
  • Beautiful color
depositional environment
Depositional Environment
  • Late Jurassic Period, 142-202 mya
  • Warm, marine environment
  • Cyclical Sea Level Change
  • Oolitic limestone
st paul s cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Source: http://www.stpauls.co.uk

the monument
The Monument

Source: http://www.londontown.com/LondonInformation/Business/The_Monument/2c17/

full circle
Full Circle

Source: http://www.stpauls.co.uk