The Plague and the Fire

The Plague and the Fire Author James Leasor
ISBN-10 9780755100408
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 254
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This dramatic story chronicles the horror and human suffering of two terrible years in London¿s history. 1665 brought the plague and cries of ¿Bring Out Your Dead¿ echoed the city. A year later, the already decimated capital was reduced to ashes in four days by the fire that began in Pudding Lane. James Leasor weaves in the first-hand accounts of Daniel Defoe and Samuel Pepys, among others.



Plague and Fire

Plague and Fire Author James C. Mohr
ISBN-10 0198036760
Release 2004-11-15
Pages 256
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A little over a century ago, bubonic plague--the same Black Death that decimated medieval Europe--arrived on the shores of Hawaii just as the islands were about to become a U.S. territory. In this absorbing narrative, James Mohr tells the story of that fearful visitation and its fiery climax--a vast conflagration that engulfed Honolulu's Chinatown. Mohr tells this gripping tale largely through the eyes of the people caught up in the disaster, from members of the white elite to Chinese doctors, Japanese businessmen, and Hawaiian reporters. At the heart of the narrative are three American physicians--the Honolulu Board of Health--who became virtual dictators when the government granted them absolute control over the armed forces and the treasury. The doctors soon quarantined Chinatown, where the plague was killing one or two people a day and clearly spreading. They resisted intense pressure from the white community to burn down all of Chinatown at once and instead ordered a careful, controlled burning of buildings where plague victims had died. But a freak wind whipped one of those small fires into a roaring inferno that destroyed everything in its path, consuming roughly thirty-eight acres of densely packed wooden structures in a single afternoon. Some 5000 people lost their homes and all their possessions and were marched in shock to detention camps, where they were confined under armed guard for weeks. Next to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Chinatown fire is the worst civic disaster in Hawaiian history. A dramatic account of people struggling in the face of mounting catastrophe, Plague and Fire is a stimulating and thought-provoking read.



Persecution Plague and Fire

Persecution  Plague  and Fire Author Ellen MacKay
ISBN-10 9780226500195
Release 2011-03-15
Pages 242
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The theater of early modern England was a disastrous affair. The scant record of its performance demonstrates as much, for what we tend to remember today of the Shakespearean stage and its history are landmark moments of dissolution: the burning down of the Globe, the forced closure of playhouses during outbreaks of the plague, and the abolition of the theater by its Cromwellian opponents. Persecution, Plague, and Fire is a study of these catastrophes and the theory of performance they convey. Ellen MacKay argues that the various disasters that afflicted the English theater during its golden age were no accident but the promised end of a practice built on disappearance and erasure—a kind of fatal performance that left nothing behind but its self-effacing poetics. Bringing together dramatic theory, performance studies, and theatrical, religious, and cultural history, MacKay reveals the period’s radical take on the history and the future of the stage to show just how critical the relation was between early modern English theater and its public.



Plague and Fire London 1665 66

Plague and Fire  London 1665 66 Author Leonard W. Cowie
ISBN-10 0399106367
Release 1970
Pages 128
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Excerpts from contemporary accounts describe the outbreak of bubonic plague in London in 1665 and the burning of the city in 1666.



London Bridge in Plague and Fire

London Bridge in Plague and Fire Author David Madden
ISBN-10 9781572339286
Release 2012-09-30
Pages 352
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"I am still living on London Bridge myself. The world of this novel has merged with my life. Under Madden's pen, the web of human connection is woven over water, through space, and beyond time." —Allen Wier, author of Tehano For more than two thousand years, Old London Bridge evolved through many fragile wooden forms until it became the first bridge built of stone since the Roman invaders. With over two hundred houses and shops built directly upon the bridge, it was a wonder of the world until it was dismantled in 1832. In this stunningly original novel, Old London Bridge is as much a living, breathing character as its architect, the priest Peter de Colechurch, who began work on it in 1176, partly to honor Archbishop Thomas à Becket, murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. In 1665, the year of the Great Plague, Peter’s history is unknown, but Daryl Braintree, a young poet living on the bridge, resurrects him through inspired flights of imagination. As Daryl chronicles the history of the bridge and composes poems about it, he reads his work to his witty mistress, who prefers making love. Among other key characters is Lucien Redd, who as a boy was sexually brutalized by both Puritans and Cavaliers during the English Civil War before being kidnapped off London Bridge onto a merchant ship. Thus traumatized, he aspires to become Lucifer’s most evil disciple. Twenty years later, young Morgan Wood is forced into seafaring service to pay off his father’s debts; and, compelled by obsessive nostalgia for his early life on the bridge, he keeps a journal. Joining Morgan aboard ship, Lucien “befriends” him—to devastating effect. The shops and houses on the bridge survive both the Great Plague and Great Fire, believed to be God’s wrath upon sinful London. Fearing that God may next destroy the bridge and its eight hundred denizens, seven of its merchant leaders revert to a pagan appeasement ritual by selecting one of their virgin daughters for sacrifice. To enact their plan, they hire Lucien, who has returned to the bridge to burn it out of pure meanness. But as Lucien discovers, the chosen victim may be more Lucifer’s favorite than he is. Like his creation Daryl Braintree, David Madden employs diverse innovative ways to tell this complex, often shocking, but also lyrical story. The author of ten novels—including The Suicide’s Wife, Bijou, and most recently, Abducted by Circumstance and Sharpshooter—Madden has, with London Bridge in Plague and Fire, given us the most ambitious and imaginative work of his distinguished career.



The Plague and Fire of London

The Plague and Fire of London Author
ISBN-10 1566960797
Release 1994-01-01
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The Great Plague and Fire of London

The Great Plague and Fire of London Author Charles J. Shields
ISBN-10 0791063240
Release 2001-12-01
Pages 120
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A detailed history of two disasters that befell London, England: the Great Plague of 1665 in which it is estimated that at least 70,000 died, and the Great Fire of 1666, which destroyed four-fifths of the city.



God s Terrible Voice in the City the History of the Plague and Fire in London

God s Terrible Voice in the City     the History of the     Plague and Fire in London    Author Thomas Vincent
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433075895718
Release 1832
Pages 236
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Plague and Fire

Plague and Fire Author Richard Platt
ISBN-10 0007462115
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 32
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In 1665, London was a dangerous place in which to live. A plague had swept across London, and a quarter of the city's population died. A year later, tragedy struck London again and the Great Fire of London destroyed two-thirds of the city. Richard Platt explores both events and how the city survived in this fascinating information book. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: History: How do we know about the great fire of London?



Plague and Fire

Plague and Fire Author David Cogger
ISBN-10 UOM:39015033008551
Release 1985
Pages 48
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1666

1666 Author Rebecca Rideal
ISBN-10 9781473623552
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 304
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1666 was a watershed year for England. The outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and with devastating repercussions. Shedding light on these dramatic events, historian Rebecca Rideal reveals an unprecedented period of terror and triumph. Based on original archival research and drawing on little-known sources, 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire takes readers on a thrilling journey through a crucial turning point in English history, as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of historical characters. While the central events of this significant year were ones of devastation and defeat, 1666 also offers a glimpse of the incredible scientific and artistic progress being made at that time, from Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity to Robert Hooke's microscopic wonders. It was in this year that John Milton completed Paradise Lost, Frances Stewart posed for the now-iconic image of Britannia, and a young architect named Christopher Wren proposed a plan for a new London - a stone phoenix to rise from the charred ashes of the old city. With flair and style, 1666 shows a city and a country on the cusp of modernity, and a series of events that forever altered the course of history.



The Plague and Fire of London described by an Eye witness

The Plague and Fire of London described by an Eye witness Author John SCOTT
ISBN-10 BDM:13020100005069
Release 1832
Pages 48
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Old Saint Paul s

Old Saint Paul s Author William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600069717
Release 1855
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The Plague and Fire of London

The Plague and Fire of London Author John Langdon-Davies
ISBN-10 OCLC:71370042
Release 1963
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Great Plague Fire

Great Plague   Fire Author Richard Tames
ISBN-10 043106878X
Release 1998
Pages 32
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Designed to tie in with the National Curriculum, this study of London at the time of the Great Plague and the Fire is one of a series examining major historical watersheds. The book recounts the chain of events leading up to the Great Plague and the Fire, and the repurcussions, both immediate and long-term. It also discusses the concept of an historical turning point, assessing in what way this really was one. Interpretations throughout aim to show how history is informed by a complicated web of divergent views.



Plague and Fire

Plague and Fire Author Leonard Wallace Cowie
ISBN-10 0853402078
Release 1970
Pages 128
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God s Terrible Voice in the City

God s Terrible Voice in the City Author Thomas Vincent
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433075895726
Release 1811
Pages 108
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