|The pink areas indicate those parts of London destroyed in the Great Fire|
|Samuel Pepys- diarist|
“Thought it far enough off, and so went to bed again and to sleep.”
|The Duke of York, |
the future King James II
|John Evelyn - |
described the fire and also proposed a layout for
the city to replace the one destroyed.
“The melting lead [from the roof of St Paul’s] running down the streets in a stream, and the very pavements glowing with fiery redness, so as no horse, nor man, was able to tread on them.”
|The Great Fire - by an unknown artist.|
Tower of London on the extreme right
London Bridge on the extreme left
St. Pauls on the left amidst the highest flames
|An early fire-engine - which would have been impotent |
against the power of the Great Fire.
|Pudding Lane in the modern day!|
|John Evelyn's plan for rebuilding London on a structured grid pattern.|
This never happened as Londoner's swiftly started rebuilding on the site of their ruined homes.