The Great Fire of London raged from September 2nd to 5th and destroyed the heart of the medieval city of London. Some 13,000 houses and hundreds of churches, guild houses, warehouses and historical buildings went up in smoke. 80,000 people were made homeless.
I have always found this great event fascinating and started researching it in detail a few years back. I started reading around what beliefs and superstitions people had. I found about the widespread paranoia about foreign plots and conspiracies that people had at the time as well as their belief in magic being real.
http://www.richarddenning.co.uk/thelastseal.htmlAll that came together very quickly into a idea. I asked myself what if the fire was not just an accident, what if there really were secret societies involved and a supernatural explanation behind the great event.