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Great Fire of London Forensics Talk

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by Rhiannon B (subscribe)
Freelance writer, photographer and science communicator. Always looking for new experiences and discoveries. Find out more at www.lagom.com.au
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The Great Fire of London swept through the city 350 years ago this September, destroying around 80 percent of the original city.

On September 28th the same year, Frenchman Robert Hubert was hanged at Tyburn after confessing to starting the fire, although his confession contained obvious flaws and was amended several times.

If a forensic fire investigation had been carried out, as it would today, would Robert Hubert have been hanged for starting the Great Fire of London? This cold case review explains what should have been done. But would the investigation have still found Hubert to blame?

This fascinating, free drop-in session is being held at the Museum from 3-4pm on Wednesday the 7th of September 2016.

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Great Fire of London (artist unknown)


The exhibition Fire! Fire! runs from the 28th July 2016- 17th April 2017. Discover London before, during and after the Great Fire of 1666 in an interactive exhibition. Explore the evidence to find out how the fire started and spread, and discover the personal stories of Londoners who were there at the time. The exhibition is a ticketed area.
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Why? Investigate history with science
When: 3-4pm
Where: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Cost: Free
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