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Great Fire of London

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 7:42
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 44 MB
  • Posted: 12/14/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

Genius - Volume 1 (73 lessons, $24.75)
Generalist - Volume 3 (13 lessons, $5.94)
Specialist - History (volume 1) (7 lessons, $3.96)

Learn about the Great Fire of London with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

Before the Great Fire, the City of London was filled with crowded, timber-framed buildings with thin, plaster walls. Candles, rushlights, coals and fireplaces were omnipresent, and the risk of fire was paramount.

The Great Fire of London is believed to have been started by the baker Thomas Farrynger shortly after midnight on Sunday, 2 September 1666, in his shop on Pudding Lane, just East of London Bridge. Within a few hours, the fire had spread rapidly, consuming Pudding Lane, Star Inn at Fish Street Hill and also part of Thames Street. For the next four days the fire raged, mercilessly consuming everything in its wake. Londoners were beside themselves trying to extinguish it.

Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

*Please note this is an audio only mp4 lesson. An mp3 containing the same content is attached to the lesson and available for download under the "Additional Materials" section.

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iMinds Audio
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iMinds offers 8-minute audio books that deliver bursts of knowledge on an array of topics through iPods and other MP3 devices. MindTracks are designed to be a well-rounded subject overview of a general knowledge topic.


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