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Commemorating the Great Fire of London on its 350th anniversary

Parliament Building, London, England

The 1660s was not a good decade for London. On the heels of the Great Plague, much of London was consumed and destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666. As part of the 350th anniversary commemoration of this event, artist David Best constructed a model of the 17th-century skyline and set it aflame on the Thames River.


London Burned an Effigy of the City to Mark the 350th Anniversary of Its Most Devastating Fire

By Kristin Hohenadel


September 7, 2016

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