• A Mere Shadow Article by George Grant

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2004

    The Great Fire of 1666 destroyed more than a third of the city of London including the famed St. Paul’s Cathedral overlooking the Thames. The earliest sanctuary on the site had been erected sometime in the first decade of the seventh century. It had been substantially refurbished and expanded at least four times — in 675 following a devastating fire, in 962 following the rampages of the Vikings, in 1087 following the Norman conquest, and in 1561 following storm damage to the nave and cloister. But it was obvious to all that the seventeenth-century fire was so devastating that mere … View Resource