Great Fire of London

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  • Sir Bloodworth's Role In The Destruction Of The City Of London

    This would of forced the City to pay back the damages to all of its citizens. So instead, an inferno caused by a forgetful baker, fueled by a strong wind and indecisive leadership, was blamed on Catholics and a young Frenchmen for over 150 years. Overlooked however, is the role of Sir Bloodworth; though Sir Bloodworth might not have had a personal hand in starting the fire, abusing his civic duty allowed the destruction of the Fire to increase before authoritative action was taken by Charles II. Hubert was executed and Farriner condemned in history as the careless baker who burned down the City of London; however, another person that played a major role in the destruction of the City was The Lord Mayor, Sir Thomas Bloodworth. After about…

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  • Bubonic Plague In The 21st Century Essay

    the decline around September of 1666 when the Great Fire erupted. The Great Fire killed bacteria that ended major plagues in London because the fire destroyed plague ridden houses and burning is scientifically proven to kill…

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  • The Enlightenment Era

    focused on more than just religion based ideas. The Enlightenment produced countless essays, inventions, scientific discoveries, laws, and revolutions. Writers also sought to examine society and human nature and enlighten their readers in a way that captured the era’s ideals. Daniel Defoe and Jean de la Fontaine are two of many writers to successfully capture multiple major ideals. Daniel Defoe, one of the countless writers in the Enlightenment Era, was open minded in writing his works. Defoe…

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  • Herlihy's Essay The Bubonic Plague

    In Herlihy first essay the “ Bubonic Plague…”he questions if the Black Death was even a plague. He goes back and does his research and notes the medieval chroniclers failed to mention the mass deaths of rats and other rodents, a necessary forerunner to the plague - epizootics, also didn't mention certain characteristic that aren't typically seen in a plague. His theory about the plague was that the “plague was just combinations of several diseases; “sometimes [they] worked together to produce…

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  • Similarities Between War And Disease

    for progress towards public health is also evident in 17th century London during one of the last plague outbreaks in Europe. In response to the recurring outbreaks the bills of mortality were created by state authorities. The bills were published once a week representing the death tally and information of city deaths. Moreover, memory does not always have to occur for human rights progress but can create a genre of historical fiction that may record the collective memory of a society under the…

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  • Judith Lewis 'Trauma And Recovery'

    due to fear of the potential of a traumatic experience, the infected people were confined to their home. While Defoe believed the act was unsuccessful at stopping the spread, he believed the “confined the distempered people, who would otherwise have been both very troublesome and very dangerous” were constrained.While the act was introduced with good intentions, it is described by Defoe as a “great subject of discontent” (Journal Of A Plague Year, 369) . In addition, not only did the confinement…

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  • October 8, 1871: The Great Fire

    The Great Fire Chicago in October 8, 1871, was a city ready to burn like a fireplace and the author Jim Murphy showed enough evidence to show it’s a city ready to burn. Also in the book you could see the fire from miles,but they didn’t think it was something to worry about. In the book he tells you most of the city was made of wood. Such as “houses, roads, sidewalks, and even companies because they didn’t have enough money to make it out of stone”. There was only a few fireproof buildings in…

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  • History Of Chicago Union Hospital

    Advocate Illinois Masonic has a rich history in how it became the hospital it is today. Before it was called Illinois Masonic, it was Chicago Union Hospital. The Union Hospital was organized during the time of rebuilding post the great Chicago fire in 1901. Belden Avenue Baptist Church Steadfast Sunday School organized the union hospital. Amongst the board members of the hospital were some Masons who formed an association for the purpose of providing free medical and surgical treatment for…

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  • The Myth Of The O Leary Cow Theory

    On October 8th, 1871, a tremendous fire broke out in the city of Chicago. Everyone had been doing their normal daily deeds when an unexpected fire started. The fire killed hundreds and left thousands homeless. This disaster fire grew quickly making it difficult to stop it as it spread north and east to the center of the city. Many people still to this day do not know or have evidence on how this chaos began. Although there are many theories about it, the O’Leary cow theory is the most…

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  • Zea Family Lineage

    Zea Family Lineage Essay Before you begin to read what I have written I would like to thank the most caring and kind grandparents anyone could ask for. Giving me this opportunity to earn your support and at the same time learn about the lineage of the Zea family. I am extremely grateful for the chance to delve into a history I am most certainly unaware of. A long time before my Great Grandfather, Lawrence Dale Zea, and his sisters Louise and Lucille, and brother Kenny lived in Illinois the Zea…

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