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Shlohavot, or, The burning of London in the year 1666

Samuel Rolle was one of several people who wrote books about the Great Fire of London. Much of the literature produced was religious and counselled Londoners to mend their sinful ways and cope with the disaster through prayer and their faith in God. Rolle's book also reveals some very interesting information about the fire, how people felt about it and its effect on Londoners: how some nearly died of fright, the losses that they suffered, how they got lost among the ruins and couldn't even recognise their own street. He voices his disgust at opportunists profiting from the fire - landlords in the unburned areas who raised their rents, carters who charged extortionate fees to carry away people's belongings and thieves who looted people's possessions.

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  • Production Date:
    1667
  • ID no:
    42.39/56
  • Location:
    In Store
Further Information
  • Number of items: 1
  • Measurements: H 173 mm; W 115 mm; T 30 mm (closed); W 290 mm (open with fold-out)
  • Pagination: 4 parts in 1.
  • Materials: paper
  • Status: permanent collection
  • Copyright Holder: digital image copyright Museum of London
  • Last Updated: 2017-04-20
  • Related Group:
    The Great Fire of London 1666
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