Fire from Heaven: Life of an English Town in the Seventeenth Century

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The town is Dorchester in Dorset, the time the first half of the 17th century. When the century opened it was a typical county town, of middling size and unremarkable achievements. But on 6th August 1613, much of it was destroyed in a great conflagration, which its inhabitants regarded as a "fire from Heaven", and which was the catalyst for the events described in this book. Over the next 20 years Dorchester became the most religiously radical town in the kingdom. Its new oligarchy succeeded, briefly, in making Dorchester a ...

Fire from Heaven: Life of an English Town in the Seventeenth Century 1993, Fontana Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780006862895

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Fire from Heaven: Life of an English Town in the Seventeenth Century 1992, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780002158657

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