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6 Historical Facts That Aren’t Actually True – #5 is Pretty Good!

Most historical facts throughout the years are concrete and simply undeniable, like WWII ending September 2, 1945, or Martin Luther King being assassinated on 4 April, 1968. But, sometimes the history books get things a little mixed up, and people’s perception of apparently huge historical moments become incredible warped. We dug up a few and investigated, so here are 6 historical facts that aren’t actually true.

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6. The great fire of London didn’t end the plague, it was just a very big coincidence

The Great Fire of London didn’t end the Great Plague in Britain’s capital. The timing of both being so close to each other was complete coincidental. When The Great Plague epidemic ended in 1665, it had killed a sixth of London’s inhabitants, almost 80,000 people.

Many have suggested that the fire burned down the unsanitary housing that housed rats and disease carrying fleas, preventing the plague from carrying on. But there’s actually pretty much no evidence that this was the case. The fire occurred mostly in the centre of London, meaning that the slum suburbs on the edges of the city couldn’t have been cleaned by the flames.

6 Historical Facts That Aren't Actually True
Courtesy of londontopia.net

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James Moore
A little bit obsessed with all things film and and tennis. You can catch me binging on films and writing furiously about them, or darting around the court like a mad man.

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