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Lesson overview:How do we know about the Great Fire of London?

  • To show in discussion, an understanding of what an 'eyewitness' is.
  • To recognise aspects of the fire that eyewitnesses saw.
  • To know that Samuel Pepys saw the fire and that he wrote about it in his diary.
  • To examine Samuel Pepys' diary entries on the Great Fire of London.
  • To show in discussion, an understanding of what an 'eyewitness' is.
  • To recognise aspects of the fire that eyewitnesses saw.
  • To know that Samuel Pepys saw the fire and that he wrote about it in his diary.
  • To examine Samuel Pepys' diary entries on the Great Fire of London.

In this lesson, we will learn about Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn who chronicled the events of the Great Fire of London in their diaries.