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The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London. (artist unknown) John Evelyn (1620 –1706) the English diarist and writer witnessed the awful event: 2d September, 1666. This fatal night, about ten, began the deplorable fire, near Fish street, in London. 3d September, 1666. … Continue reading

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John Evelyn

Born on October 31st, 1620 at Wotton in Surrey, the British writer John Evelyn died at Wotton on February 27th, 1706. A country gentleman from a wealthy landowning family, he wrote some thirty books on the fine arts, forestry, and … Continue reading

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