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Proms Extra: The Great Fire of London

September 7th, 2016

Episode 1182 of 1341 episodes

On this day 350 years ago the capital was in ruins after the Great Fire of London. Historian Adrian Tinniswood describes the massive clearing-up operation, and talks to New Generation Thinker Thomas Charlton of Dr Williams’s Library. Producer: Katy Hickman

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