Welcome to the Stuart era, which was the time of Shakespeare, the plague and the Great Fire of London.


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The monarchy was unstable during the Stuart era due to a group


The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London was a fire that was so big that it burned nearly all of the buildings in London, with the exception of the Tower of London as that was made from stone, and stone doesn’t burn up easily.

A painting shows how big the fire really was.

The fire started from a baker’s shop in 1666. One of the reasons why the fire was so big was because the houses in London were made of wood which burns easily.

Thankfully, the fire was only able to spread inside the City of London because of London. So if you lived on the other side of the River Thames, you would be safe. Hooray!

The fire lasted for four days and Charles II (the king at the time) helped put out the fire. Well done, Charles!

“Glorious Revolution”

The Glorious Revolution was when James II was peacefully overthrown as King by his daughter, Mary II and William III, the Duke of Orange.