II. Note on the lower left-hand side an image of Thamesis, the river god after whom the River Thames is named. The above map, said to be a reproduction of the original, shows Sir Christopher Wren’s plan for reconstructing the city following the Great Fire of London. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Already, labouring with a mighty fate,She shakes the rubbish from her mounting brow,And seems to have renewed her charter's date,Which Heaven will to the death of time allow. By … 600,000 – the population of London by 1700. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge... Recite this poem (upload your own video or voice file). Images from a plague broadsheet, 1666. London Metropolitan Archives. While the King had invited the submissions made by Wren and Evelyn and had not asked for more, Hooke, Newcourt and Knight submitted their designs anyway and each was based on a grid pattern. Before, she like some shepherdess did showWho sat to bathe her by a river's side,Not answering to her fame, but rude and low,Nor taught the beauteous arts of modern pride. Methinks already from this chymic flameI see a city of more precious mouldRich as the town which gives the Indies name. The wealthy Tagus and the wealthier RhineThe glory of their towns no more shall boast,And Seine, that would with Belgian rivers join,Shall find her lustre stained and traffic lost. Created: Jun 8, 2009 | Updated: Feb 22, 2018. The children worked in groups to decide what they would have done to rebuild London after the Great Fire if they’d been King, then were shown this PowerPoint to see what really happened, and discussed whose ideas had been … What Happened After The Great Fire Of London In 1666 - YouTube After the Great Fire of London, in 1666, new Building Regulations were imposed and they, repeatedly updated, have governed London building ever since. 300,000 – the number of people living in London (the City and outlying suburbs) at the time of the Great Fire. There is no comment submitted by members.. © Poems are the property of their respective owners. In the upper left-hand side the mythical phoenix suggests that London too would rise from the ashes. The great fire of London 1666. London Metropolitan Archives. The Great Fire of London raged for four days in 1666, destroying much of the city and leaving some 100,000 people homeless. The silver Thames, her own domestic flood,Shall bear her vessels like a sweeping train,And often wind, as of his mistress proud,With longing eyes to meet her face again. After the Great Fire, Londoners faced the challenge of rebuilding their devastated city. The Great Fire of London started on Sunday, 2 September 1666 in a baker's shop on Pudding Lane belonging to Thomas Farynor (Farriner). Design for rebuilding London after the Fire of London by John Evelyn Evelyn's unrealised designs planned to replace London's narrow streeets with a grid-like system. The Rebuilding of London Act 1666 is an Act of the Parliament of England (19 Car. Rebuilding London after the Great Fire - PowerPoint. Although he claimed to have extinguished the fire, three hours later at 1am, his house was a blazing inferno. The face of London was changed for ever. The Great Fire of London is a very well-known disaster, and has been researched and written about extensively ever since 1666. The venturous merchant who designed more farAnd touches on our hospitable shore,Charmed with the splendour of this northern star,Shall here unlade him and depart no more. Page More great than human now and more August,New deified she from her fires does rise:Hew widening streets on new foundations trust,And, opening, into larger parts she flies. From a wooden City it became a brick one. Now like a maiden queen she will beholdFrom her high turrets hourly suitors come;The East with incense and the West with goldWill stand like suppliants to receive her doom. exhibition (May 2016 - April 2017) aimed to tackle. c. 8) with the long title "An Act for rebuilding the City of London." Fire! They did so with a very English compromise between modernity and tradition.