Great Fire of London

Timeline created by Yulia Artemjeva
In History
  • The cause of the Great Fire in London

    The cause of the Great Fire in London
    Thomas Farynor, baker to King Charles II, went to bed, forgot to put out the fire in one of his ovens.
  • The beginning of the fire in London.

    The beginning of the fire in London.
    At 1: 00 am a spark set fire to the straw on the floor of the bakery and started the fire.
  • Mayor Thomas Bludworth and his wrong decision

    Mayor Thomas Bludworth and his wrong decision
    At 4: 00 am Sir Thomas Bloodworth, was woken up. He was advised to have all the neighbouring houses demolished, as this would stop the fire spreading, but the Mayor refused to give the order. He paid dearly for this decision.
  • The fire is taking over more and more territories

    The fire is taking over more and more territories
    Over the next three days and nights, the fire raged out of control. It took until the evening of Wednesday, 5th September, when the strong winds finally died down, to bring the fire under control.
  • End of the fire and its consequences

    End of the fire and its consequences
    When the fire was totally extinguished, five-sixths of the heart of the city had been destroyed. Over 13,000 houses, 87 churches and 4 bridges, along with many important buildings, such as St Paul's Cathedral, were gone.
  • Monument in memory of the great firе

    Monument in memory of the great firе
    A monument has been erected in London to commemorate the great fire. The height of the monument is comparable to the distance to the place where the fire started.