1666: Plague, War and Hellfire

1666: Plague, War and Hellfire

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Rebecca Rideal

on 7 March 1665, the English Navy's prized warship the London dramatically exploded, killing 300 men and women. It marked the beginning of eighteen months of horror in England. In Rapid succession, the country was struck by the Great Plague, the eruption of the Second Anglo-Dutch War and the Great Fire of London.

Shedding Light on these dramatic events, Rebecca Rideal reveals an unprecedented period of terror and triumph, taking readers on a thrilling journey through the crucial turning point in history, as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of characters. 1666 shows a city and a country on the brink of becoming a global power, and a series of events that forever altered the course of history.