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Featured England Story | The London Fire

September 2, 1666
Christian clerics viewed the year 1666 with foreboding, believing that "666" symbolized the apocalyptic number of the beast in Revelation. At the time, London was the world's third-largest city, trailing only Constantinople and Paris. Just after midnight on September 2, 1666, a gale was blowing over the English Channel so strong that it scattered an English naval attack on Dutch vessels and blew the decimated navy all the way to the Isle of Wight. When it roared into London, it was strong enough to lift thatch roofs and sent the flames out from a baker's shop on Pudding Lane to greater London.
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