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Historic GREAT FIRE OF LONDON Medieval City Conflagration 1666 British Newspaper

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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 * The Great London Fire period coverage * Earliest of newspapers to be had One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666. Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publishing in 1666 was extremely small, this title certainly being the most significant. Page 2 contains a report of a Proclamation by the King asking residents to bring in surveys of their property concerning their losses from the Great Fire, for compensation. The text reads in part: "His Majesty having been graciously p... See More  

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Ends October 05, 2017 15:28


Very Early & Rare 17th Century 1666 London UK Newspaper w/ GREAT PLAGUE Deaths

eBay Fixed Price Item # 371885885810

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE, London, July 23, 1666 * Very early title * The Great Plague This is a very rare title as it lasted for only 24 issues, ending publication when the Great Fire of London struck in September of 1666. It was founded by famed publisher Henry Muddiman who was involved in several early publications including the first 2 issues of the London Gazette, eventually founding this newspaper as a competitor to it (format was virtually identical) but it never revived after the printing house was destroyed by the Great London Fire. News reports of the day from various European cities plus an item from Norwich noting that 85 had died the past week from the Plague, plus another 20... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2017 13:55

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