Trivia Thursday: Hot Time in the Old Town

This Week’s Question: The Great Fire of London started on 2 September 1666 and went on to consume much of the city. Where did it begin? Last Week’s Question: Which weapon’s superiority over the crossbow was proven at the Battle of Crecy in 1346? Answer: The English longbow proved its military supremacy at the battle, which was fought as part of the Hundred Years’ War. The … Continue reading Trivia Thursday: Hot Time in the Old Town

We Didn’t Start the Fire

All it takes is a small spark to start a great conflagration, and on September 2, 1666, a small spark from a bakery engulfed the city of London, nearly destroying it over the course of three chaotic days. London in the 1660s was not exactly up to fire code: it was crowded, most of the buildings were made of wood, and streets were poorly planned … Continue reading We Didn’t Start the Fire