That the Lord Mayor did not grasp its severity so did not act quickly enough?
It took five days to happen?
Pepys put his cheese in a safe place a day before saving his wife?
Wren was an even better courtier and self-publicist than he was architect?
That the Government tried to maximise credit for “building back better”?
You probably remember being taught about The Great Fire at school …
Pudding Lane, a bakery, St Paul’s. But this walk aims to bring to life how the
disaster unfolded, how people reacted, how the authorities responded: and
as we recover from our current national calamity, to explore some striking
parallels about how leaders react and promote their actions and policies.