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The Resource 1666 : plague, war, and hellfire, Rebecca Rideal

1666 : plague, war, and hellfire, Rebecca Rideal

Label
1666 : plague, war, and hellfire
Title
1666
Title remainder
plague, war, and hellfire
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Rideal
Title variation
Sixteen sixty-six
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"1666 was a watershed year for England. An outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and with devastating repercussions. Shedding light on these dramatic events and their context, historian Rebecca Rideal reveals an unprecedented period of terror and triumph. Based in original archival research drawing on little-known sources, 1666 opens with the fiery destruction of London before taking readers on a thrilling journey through a crucial turning point in English history as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of historical characters. While the central events of this significant year were ones of devastation and defeat, 1666 also offers a glimpse of the incredible scientific and artistic progress being made at that time, from Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity to the establishment of The London Gazette. It was in this year that John Milton completed Paradise Lost, Frances Stewart posed for the iconic image of Britannia, and a young architect named Christopher Wren proposed a plan for a new London--a stone phoenix to rise from the charred ashes of the old city. With flare and style, 1666 exposes readers to a city and a country on the cusp of modernity and a series of events that altered the course of history"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
942.06/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA445
LC item number
.R54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1666 : plague, war, and hellfire, Rebecca Rideal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of Characters -- Author's Note -- Prologue -- Part I. 1665 -- The London Burns -- Outbreak -- The Turning Tide -- Part II. 1666 -- The Fateful Year -- The Red Sea -- Fantastic Fortune -- Fire! Fire! Fire! -- A Phoenix in Her Ashes -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn936192154
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781250097064
Lccn
2016027614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936192154
  • i9781250097064
Label
1666 : plague, war, and hellfire, Rebecca Rideal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of Characters -- Author's Note -- Prologue -- Part I. 1665 -- The London Burns -- Outbreak -- The Turning Tide -- Part II. 1666 -- The Fateful Year -- The Red Sea -- Fantastic Fortune -- Fire! Fire! Fire! -- A Phoenix in Her Ashes -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn936192154
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781250097064
Lccn
2016027614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936192154
  • i9781250097064

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