The Great Fire of London

The booklet gives facts about one of the great historical disasters in Great Britain and is studied through the Tudors and Stuarts topics by children aged seven to eleven. It tells you where the fire started and why it spread so quickly. You learn about the difficulties the London Fire brigade had in putting it out with their simple resources, and how eventually fire breaks were made by blowing up buildings in the path of the fire, which helped to damp it down. It also tells you how many victims there were, how many houses were destroyed, and the fact that the fire finally rid the city of the plague which had run rife in London over the previous year.

This workbook has the following sentences:

  1. Charles 2nd was the King of England during the Great Fire.
  2. The fire began in a bakery in Pudding Lane.
  3. It quickly spread because of wooden buildings.
  4. The strong wind that night soon spread the flames.
  5. The fire brigades only had buckets of water to put out the fire.
  6. Firebreaks were made by blowing up houses in the path of the fire.
  7. The fire continued for several days before finally dying out.
  8. It is said that only sixteen people perished in the blaze.
  9. Over thirteen thousand houses were destroyed.
  10. The fire put an end to the plague of 1665.

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