Wednesday, May 13, 2015

St Paul's Cathedral

  • 604
    Æthelberht of Kent, king of Kent, builds a wooden Anglo-Saxon cathedral dedicated to Saint Paul, the first Saint Paul's Cathedral in London
  • 1561
    Saint Paul's Cathedral in London is destroyed by lightning
  • September 2, 1666
    Great London Fire, which destroys 80% of London including Saint Paul's Church in five days, begins in house of baker on Pudding Lane
  • June 21, 1675
    Sir Christopher Wren begins to rebuild St Paul's Cathedral in London, replacing the old building which has been destroyed by the Great fire
  • December 2, 1697
    Saint Paul's Cathedral opens at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, thirty-two years after the Great Fire

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