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When London Burned

By Henty, George Alfred

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Title: When London Burned  
Author: Henty, George Alfred
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: We are accustomed to regard the Reign of Charles II. as one of the most inglorious periods of English History; but this was far from being the case. It is true that the extravagance and profligacy of the Court were carried to a point unknown before or since, forming,?by the indignation they excited among the people at large,?the main cause of the overthrow of the House of Stuart. But, on the other hand, the nation made extraordinary advances in commerce and wealth, while the valour of our sailors was as conspicuous under the Dukes of York and Albemarle, Prince Rupert and the Earl of Sandwich, as it had been under Blake himself, and their victories resulted in transferring the commercial as well as the naval supremacy of Holland to this country. In spite of the cruel blows inflicted on the well?being of the country, alike by the extravagance of the Court, the badness of the Government, the Great Plague, and the destruction of London by fire, an extraordinary extension of our trade occurred during the reign of Charles II. Such a period, therefore, although its brilliancy was marred by dark shadows, cannot be considered as an inglorious epoch.

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Table of Contents: When London Burned, 1 -- G. A. Henty, 1 -- Preface, 1 -- Chapter I. FATHERLESS, 2 -- Chapter II. A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER, 13 -- Chapter III. A THIEF SOMEWHERE, 22 -- Chapter IV. CAPTURED, 33 -- Chapter V. KIDNAPPED, 42 -- Chapter VI. A NARROW ESCAPE, 53 -- Chapter VII. SAVED FROM A VILLAIN, 62 -- Chapter VIII. THE CAPTAIN'S YARN, 72 -- Chapter IX. THE FIRE IN THE SAVOY, 82 -- Chapter X. HOW JOHN WILKES FOUGHT THE DUTCH, 87 -- Chapter XI. PRINCE RUPERT, 92 -- Chapter XII. NEW FRIENDS, 101 -- Chapter XIII. THE BATTLE OF LOWESTOFT, 109 -- Chapter XIV. HONOURABLE SCARS, 117 -- Chapter XV. THE PLAGUE, 127 -- Chapter XVI. FATHER AND SON, 136 -- Chapter XVII. SMITTEN DOWN, 146 -- Chapter XVIII. A STROKE OF GOOD FORTUNE, 156 -- Chapter XIX. TAKING POSSESSION, 165 -- Chapter XX. THE FIGHT OFF DUNKIRK, 173 -- Chapter XXI. LONDON IN FLAMES, 181 -- Chapter XXII. AFTER THE FIRE, 190 -- When London Burned -- i


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