By Permission of Heaven: The Story of the Great Fire of London by Adrian Tinniswood
English | January 31st, 2011 | ASIN: B004I8WLKW, ISBN: 1594480397, 1573222445 | 368 pages | EPUB | 5.03 MB
There had, of course, been other fires. Four hundred and fifty years before, the city had almost burned to the ground. Yet the signs from the heavens in 1666 were ominous: comets, pyramids of flame, monsters born in city slums. Then, in the early hours of 2 September, a small fire broke out on the ground floor of a baker's house in Pudding Lane. In five days that small fire would devastate the third largest city in the Western world.