17th Century London

This post on Londonist about a group of students from De Montfort University creating a “fly through” of 17th century London, seemed very applicable to our class readings for today:

A group of students at De Montfort University created this fly-through of 17th century London…The model focuses on the area around Pudding Lane and the bakery of Thomas Farriner, where the Great Fire of 1666 started.

The students used maps from the British Library, tavern signs, and building details from Samuel Pepys diary to capture life on 17th century London Streets. The class blog documents their work.