The Great Fire of Glasgow in 1652. #Glasgow #History #Scotland

Great Fire Glasgow

The Great Fire of Glasgow in 1652:

‘There followed [the Mirk Mounday Total Eclipse] a great heat that summer, and in July of that yeir was Glasgow brunt, the whole Salt-Mercat, and a great part of the town; the fire on the one syde of the street fyred the other syde; I observed myself the wind to have changed the tyme of the burning five or six tymes, which occasioned the burning of severall parts of the city.’ (Law, Memorialls, 6.)

Glasgow suffered a second great fire in 1677.

For other wonders of late seventeenth-century Scotland, see here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on January 23, 2017.

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