Click on the links to visit the recommended websites.
The Great Fire of London
Websites to visit
Take a visit to The Monument and find out about the events of 1666.
Fly through the narrow streets of London before the Great Fire.
Watch a video about a replica 17th-century fire engine, similar to fire engines that would have been used during the Great Fire.
Follow the events of how the Great Fire started, spread and was fought.
What was is it like for people who experienced the Great Fire?
Fascinating facts about the streets and buildings of London swept away by the fire.
Zoom in on objects dating from the time of the Great Fire, including scorched floor tiles, a burnt padlock and a leather bucket. (Click on "Object" in the menu on the left, scroll down and click on an object.)
See portraits of Samuel Pepys and handwritten pages from his diary. (To see portraits, click on pictures in the "Photos" box, or to play a game about events recorded in his diary, click on the link in the "Games" box.)
Fire! Fire! Find out about the Museum of London's exhibition about the Great Fire.
Activities for finding out more
Websites to visit
Help a young boy survive the Great Fire of London.
Try a test-yourself quiz about the Great Fire.
Download a game to play with your friends about the Great Fire. (Scroll down to "Even More" and click on "Fire! Fire!" for a game to print out and shade in. You'll need dice and counters.)
For Minecraft players, free maps from the Museum of London, of the city before, during and after the Great Fire.
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About this book
Young Reading Series 2
The Great Fire of London
- A simple and dramatic introduction to the Great Fire of London in 1666 - what caused it, how it spread, how it was put out and how the city was rebuilt.
- Colourful illustrations on every page help bring history to life, along with maps and photographs of historical evidence and simple informative text.
- Ideal for homework and school projects - the Great Fire of London is now a compulsory National Curriculum topic for history at Key Stage 2.
Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction. Her stories for children include the Fairy Ponies, Fairy Unicorns and Billy and the Mini Monsters series for Usborne. She lives in the countryside in a cottage on the edge of some deep, dark woods with two small boys and her scruffy black dog, Fred.
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