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Reference to the 1666 Great Fire of London...



Item # 662347

October 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666 

* The Great London Fire period coverage
* Among the earliest 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 brief report with a "Westminster" dateline of September 28, noting: "This day the House of Commons, reassuming the debate touching the City of London, resolved that the humble Thanks of the House should be given his Majesty for his great care and endeavor to prevent the burning of the City." (see)
This issue is complete as a single sheet newspaper printed on both sides, and measures 6 7/8 by 10 3/4 inches. Various foxing, generally nice condition.
A rarity to find a period newspaper with any reference to the Great Fire of London--and great to have this report in the London Gazette.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's