Great Fire of London 1666 History Documentary [w/ subs]

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00:00:00 – welcome to learn recited I'm sorry
00:00:02 – Mahmoud this morning we woke up to the
00:00:04 – news of a deadly fire here in London the
00:00:08 – events are still unfolding as I'm making
00:00:10 – this video and hence cannot comment much
00:00:12 – on it apart from saying that our
00:00:14 – thoughts and prayers are with those who
00:00:16 – are affected London has had its share of
00:00:20 – fires in the past centuries but none
00:00:22 – more severe than the Great Fire of
00:00:24 – London in the year 1666
00:00:26 – the people of London who had survived
00:00:29 – the Great Plague in 1665 must have
00:00:32 – thought the following years could only
00:00:34 – be better they could not have imagined
00:00:37 – what was to befall them the following
00:00:39 – year the Great Fire of London started on
00:00:42 – Sunday 2nd of September 1666 in a
00:00:46 – baker's shop belonging to thomas
00:00:48 – farriner in pudding Lane due to the
00:00:51 – narrow streets and overhanging timber
00:00:53 – structures the fire spread very quickly
00:00:55 – jumping from house to house helped by a
00:00:58 – strong wind from the east the fire
00:01:01 – obliterated the medieval city of London
00:01:03 – inside the old Roman city wall it
00:01:06 – consumed thirteen thousand two hundred
00:01:08 – houses eighty-seven parish church of st.
00:01:11 – Paul's Cathedral and most of the
00:01:13 – buildings of the city authorities it is
00:01:17 – estimated to destroy homes of 70,000 of
00:01:20 – the city's 80,000 inhabitants the fire
00:01:24 – ravaged dawn for three days until some
00:01:26 – houses on his spots were blown up using
00:01:29 – gunpowder to create a firebreak it
00:01:32 – worked and the fire was mostly under
00:01:34 – control by Wednesday 5th of September
00:01:36 – 1666 the cost of the fire was estimated
00:01:40 – to be 10 million pounds at the time and
00:01:42 – would mean at least 37 billion in
00:01:45 – today's currency the death toll is
00:01:48 – unknown but the small number of recorded
00:01:51 – deaths does not represent the total
00:01:53 – because deaths of the poor and the
00:01:55 – middle class people were not recorded
00:01:56 – the heat of the 1200 degree Celsius fire
00:01:59 – might have cremated many victims leaving
00:02:03 – no recognizable remains in the aftermath
00:02:06 – all the fire brigades were formed
00:02:09 – rebuilding of London took 3 decades
00:02:12 – the site where the first fire started is
00:02:15 – now marked by 202 foot monument

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Video Url:
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