The first historical event I remember learning about at school was this: It had been a very hot summer, with no rain for weeks. A fire broke out in small shop, and within hours a huge area of the city had been destroyed: 13,000 homes, 87 churches and a huge cathedral. Soldiers blew up buildings to make firebreaks but only when the strong winds died down, could the fire be contained. It smouldered for days. This catastrophe caused huge economic problems and homelessness. And there were plenty…read more…
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