Fires, plagues & phenomena

• Some of the dragon’s battles coincided with natural events, like the Year of Earthquakes in England, in the year 1750. Read more about it all here.

• Here are the historical facts about fires in London before the Great Fire of 1666 (NB some of them happened before Xiaolong arrived in 1086)

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• This will tell you more about the Plagues that hit London (and much of Europe) now and then between 1347 and 1666. The Second Pandemic originated in or near China and spread by way of the Silk Road or by ship. It may have reduced world population from an estimated 450 million down to 350–375 million by the year 1400.

•  This is what you should know about the Great Plague in 1665 and the Great Fire of London in 1666.