Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Surviving the Great Fire of London
A richly illustrated book about the Fire of London and its impact on Londoners
In the early hours of 2nd September 1666, a small fire broke out in a London bakery owned by Thomas Farriner. By the time it was extinguished four days later, about 13,000 buildings had been destroyed leaving as many as 100,000 people homeless.
This beautifully illustrated book, which accompanies an exhibition at the Museum of London shed slight on the dramatic aftermath of the disaster and reveal the personal stories of the people who pieced their lives together in its wake. It is the first study of the material culture of the fire and its impact on the crafts and trades of the City and is drawn from primary sources, much of it published for the first time.
By documenting the tradesmen, from apothecaries and chandlers to shoemakers and watchmakers, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker tells a story of loss and resilience.
- Author: Hazel Forsyth, Senior Curator of the Medieval and Post-Medieval Collections, The Museum of London
- Paperback: 248 pages | 155 colour illustrations
- Date published: September 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1784537487
- Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.6 cm