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The Plague and Fire of London


Students will witness through hands-on documents and Broadsheets two calamitous events in the middle of the 17th century — the Plague in 1665 and the Great fire in 1666 — which changed the City of London more rapidly than at any other period in history. This Jackdaw recalls the horror and calamity of those years, with eye-witness accounts and an examination of the legends that grew out of the turmoil. Historian: John Langdon-Davies. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • The Plague Hits Old London
  • How They Fought the Plague
  • Fleas and Plague
  • Pepys and the Plague
  • The Fire Begins
  • The End of It All
Historical Documents
  • A letter from a Cambridge undergraduate, July 18, 1665, describing London during the Plague.
  • A Bill of Mortality.
  • A page in code from Pepys’s diary and an explanation of the code.
  • Wenceslaus Hollar’s picture of London before and after the Fire.
  • The Orders conceived and published by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London, concerning the Infection of the Plague.
  • Portrait of Samuel Pepys by John Hayls — it is referred to in Pepys’s diary.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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