A big day in history: the City of London is engulfed by “an infinite great fire”

Dominic Sandbrook nominates 2 September 1666 – the date that the City of London was engulfed by "an infinite great fire" – as a big day in history...

On 2 September 1666 London was engulfed in “an infinite great fire”. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the June 2011 issue of BBC History Magazine 

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