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By Permission of Heaven

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Description for By Permission of Heaven Paperback. This account of the Great Fire of London explores its history and consequences, from the first small blaze to the long work of rebuilding. It also describes the human story of the fire and its aftermath - the panic and terror, the hunt for scapegoats and the rebirth of a city. Num Pages: 368 pages, Illustrations, facsims., maps, ports. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; 3JD; HBJD1; HBLH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 130 x 24. Weight in Grams: 328.

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 on 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.

Adrian Tinniswood's magnificent new account of the Great Fire of London explores the history of a cataclysm and its ... Read more

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About Adrian Tinniswood
Adrian Tinniswood is professorial research fellow in history at the University of Buckingham, adjunct professor of history at Maynooth University and the author of many books on British history, including Behind the Throne and the Sunday Times bestseller The Long Weekend. He was awarded an OBE for services to heritage, and lives in the west of Ireland.

Reviews for By Permission of Heaven
Marvellously readable
Daily Mail
The story of London's great fire is one of the set-pieces of English history. But the strength of Adrian Tinniswood's measured narrative lies in the fresh emphasis he places on its fallout
Andrew Holgate
Sunday Times
This book is more than just a gripping account of the great fire...with immense skill, ... Read more

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