History Extra podcast

The Great Fire of London

39:34 | Aug 25th, 2016

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As we approach the 350th anniversary of the 1666 blaze, historical author Alexander Larman describes how the inferno devastated London. Meanwhile, we speak to Nicholas Kenyon, director of the Barbican Centre, about the rebuilding of the city that too...Show More

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epekilisOct 9th, 2017

I was surprised to learn the extent of formal urban planning to rebuild London after not just the Blitz but also the Great Fire of 1666. Time hasn’t been as kind to the post wwII reconstruction but the thought process is fascinating.