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The City of London Corporation supports humanitarian aid in Ukraine

Date updated: 5/18/2022

How can we know what happened back in 1666? Using original documents this session will involve drama, eyewitness accounts and creative activities to show what Londoners experienced during the Great Fire of London, how it permanently changed the face of the city and how London recovered and rebuilt.

Students will develop their skills of historical enquiry as they start exploring the primary sources from 1666.

Map showing the extent of damage caused by the Great Fire of London
Map showing the extent of damage caused by the Great Fire of London
All workshops are offered free of charge and must be booked in advance. Where possible certain sessions can be delivered as outreach on site at your school. If you are interested in an outreach session, please indicate this on your booking form
The medieval St Paul's Cathedral, burning down in the Great Fire of London, 1666
The medieval St Paul's Cathedral, burning down in the Great Fire of London, 1666

Curriculum Connections:

Key Stages 1 and 2

  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • A study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments
  • Human and physical geography: understand the key processes in human geography relating to population and urbanisation
  • Handwriting
  • Learn about great architects and designers in history
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