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July 23, 1666
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 found... See More
September 24, 1666
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 publish... See More
December 24, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 24, 1666 An extremely early issue of this title, the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world, having begun just the previous year in 1665 and still printing today. This is issue #115.
Amongst the various reports from various cities in Europe is a front page item from Norwich, England, which lists the count of those who died from... See More
October 1, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 1, 1666
* The great plague
* London fire report
The back page contains a report: "The Plague continuing still very dangerous at Cambridge, Peterborough, and other places near the City of Ely, the Lord Bishop of Ely hath thought fit to prohibit the holding of the Fairs of St. Luke & St. Audrey at Ely this instant October." plus the back p... See More
January 28, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 28, 1666 (actually 1667 by today's calendar).
* The Great London Fire
It is very rare to find any period mention of the great London Fire of 1666 in newspapers of the day, certainly one reason being the dearth of publications in print at that time--very few beyond the London Gazette.
The back page of this single sheet newspaper includes: "... See More
Item #215833THE LONDON GAZETTE, dated in 1667-1669, from London, England. This is the world's oldest continuously published English language newspaper. Founded in 1665, this issue is from the earliest years of its existence and from the decade of the Great London Fire and Plague. The issue shown in the photo is an example of the look and condition of the issue you will receive.&nbs... See More
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