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The Great Fire of London


Join Greg Jenner in 17th-century London as an out of control fire razes much of the city to the ground. Why did it spread so quickly? Why wasn't it extinguished immediately? And why didn't anyone make the most of the opportunity to build a better London?

The Historical Consultant for this episode was Rebecca Rideal.
Produced by Abi Paterson
Scripted by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Research Assistance by Hannah MacKenzie

A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4