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AFTER THE FIRE London Churches in the Age of Wren, Hooke, Hawksmoor and Gibbs © Pimpernel Press Limited 2016 Text © Angelo Hornak 2016 Photographs © Angelo Hornak 2016 Except as noted on page 384
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The Right Reverend Stephen Platten Rector of St Michael on Cornhill and Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London
The Fire and the Coal Tax
THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
RISING FROM THE ASHES
The Royal Declaration and the Rebuilding Acts 35 Surveying the City 37 Rebuilding the City Churches 38 The Monument to the Fire of London 42 Designing the Churches 48
endpapers St Mary-le-Strand, 1714–17, by James Gibbs. The ceiling.
half title St Vedast-alias-Foster. Dove in Glory, 1690s, carved by Edward Strong.
title page St Stephen Walbrook, c.1672–1715, by Sir Christopher Wren.
right Detail from A Prospect of the City of London, by Johannes Kip. This engraving of 1724 shows the City as rebuilt after the Great Fire.
opposite St Mary Woolnoth, 1716–27, by Nicholas Hawksmoor. The ceiling.