Great Fire of London - London Gazette Extract


This extract from the London Gazette written at the time of the fire in 1666 will show the children how reports would have been written at that time. It gives details about how the fire was spreading and how people were reacting to the disaster.

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This resource is linked to the 'Reporting London's Great Fire' lesson and 'Recording the London Fire' lesson. This will give the children details about what it was like to actually be there and to see the drama unfolding. It can be used to inspire report writing and also to highlight the differences between London then and now.

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