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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
October 11, 1666
LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666 Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations since the late Fire, and desire f... See More
September 20, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE , England, Sept. 20, 1666
* The great plague
* London fire report
The front page has mention of the Great Plague which ravaged Europe at this time, reporting: "The Plague is very hot at Dunkirk & Bergue in which last place, the governor of the Fort St. Louis is dead & the Baron d'Arnicourt fallen sick." The back page has a rare mention of the Great F... 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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