What Happened After the Great Fire of London in 1666: Rise From Ashes

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Following the devastating Great Fire of London in 1666, the city faced immediate and long-lasting repercussions. The fire, which began at a bakery on Putting Lane, quickly engulfed the majority of London, leaving 80% of the city in ruins and displacing 65,000 people. Amidst the chaos, exacerbated by ongoing conflicts with France and the Netherlands, paranoia gripped the populace. Immigrants became targets of violence, with rumors blaming them for the fire. Anti-French sentiments led to attacks on individuals of French descent, while Catholics were scapegoated, further dividing an already fractured society. 

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