5 September 2016

Wooden replica of 17th century London burnt


Here's the video of the 120m-long wooden replica of 17th century London being set alight.

The model was built by US artist David Best to mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London in 1666. To mark the anniversary the Museum of London has created a website as a permanent resource for information on the fire:

www.fireoflondon.org.uk

12 July 2016

15 May 2016

£20 for Major Smith


Note: article updated 24.05.16 to include missing words/corrections to misreadings - thanks to Simon Marsh and Ivor Carr.

I recently came into the possession of a document written in the 1660s. It appears to be a letter awarding a pension to a solider who had served in the English Civil War.

But how can we be so sure?  ...