When London Burned

A Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire
Narrated by: Jim Hodges
Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The 1660s were a time of turmoil in England: Cromwell had been defeated and Charles II, who was sympathetic to the Catholics, was restored to the throne; the Dutch declared war on England; the Plague raged; and the Great Fire of London destroyed half the city!

Our hero, Cyril, at the death of his father Sir Aubrey Shenstone, inherits nothing except his father's title, and works as a bookkeeper for various London tradesmen. Honest, hardworking, and quick-thinking, he uncovers the plots of thieves, diverts a fire-ship in a sea battle, serves as a doctor's assistant during the Plague, and prevents the murder of one of his friends. Wounded in the sea battle, and later contracting the Plague, he survives all and receives back, as a gift, the estates that his father had lost.

Public Domain (P)2012 Jim Hodges Productions

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this is my fav Author

I love all of his books … I don't think there is any that I have not read .. other than short stories .. the lessons in his books are really .. and the history is a broad wealth of knowledge..

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Wrong Book

I was looking for historical info on the great fire of 1666, but this is just your run of the mill novel placed in that time period.

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great story

Well read. Interesting story for ages 8 to adult. Great learning about the time of the plague and great fire of London.