image for Literary Event item typeRebecca Rideal: 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire at OSO Community Arts Centre

Literary Event, Wed 9 Nov 2016


1666 was a watershed year for England. The outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession an with devastating repercussions. While the central events of this significant year were ones of devastation and defeat, 1666 also offers a glimpse of the incredible scientific and artistic progress being made at that time.

Shedding light on these dramatic events, historian Rebecca Rideal reveals an unprecedented period of terror and triumph. Based on original archival research and drawing on little-known sources, 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire will take you on a thrilling journey through a crucial turning point in English history, as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of historical characters.
Rebecca Rideal is a factual television producer and writer. She runs the online history magazine,
The History Vault, and is currently studying for a PhD on Restoration London during the Great
Plague and the Great Fire

Disabled accessOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 9 Nov 2016 19:00





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Map reference: TQ 218762  Lat: 51.47228 Long: -0.24686

The OSO Community Arts Centre is on Barnes Green, next to ASK restaurant.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Barnes Bridge station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets