Fire from Heaven: Life in an English Town in the Seventeenth Century

@inproceedings{Underdown1992FireFH,
  title={Fire from Heaven: Life in an English Town in the Seventeenth Century},
  author={D. Underdown},
  year={1992}
}
Two hundred years before Hardy disguised it as Casterbridge, Dorchester was a typical English county town, of middling size and unremarkable achievements. But on 6 August 1613 much of it was destroyed in a great conflagration, which its inhabitants regarded as a 'fire from heaven', the catalyst for the events described in this book. Over the next twenty years, a time of increasing political and religious turmoil all over Europe, Dorchester became the most religiously radical town in the kingdom… Expand
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