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‘After-Birth-Inscriptions’:<sup>1</sup> Historical Disputes and the Great Fire of London

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’

Published by British Academy

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780197264430
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191733994 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0011

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

‘After-Birth-Inscriptions’:1 Historical Disputes and the Great Fire of London

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This chapter discusses the close association of Catholics with fire and the firing of cities. It looks particularly at the resonant memory of the 1666 Great Fire. The chapter considers the Monument that was erected to commemorate this disaster, and also studies the controversial inscriptions that were added to its base by London's Common Council in 1681.

Keywords: fire; firing of cities; 1666 Great Fire; inscriptions; Monument; Catholics; Common Council

Chapter.  14453 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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