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date: 06 August 2020

The great fire of Londonlocked

  • Stephen Porter

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Restoration London was a thriving, growing city, with a population that the pioneer demographer John Graunt estimated at 384,000. The metropolis, consisting of London, Westminster, and Southwark, was by far the country's largest and richest city, and it contained the principal royal palace, the court and ...

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