Great Fire Doc questions whether Hubert was a Hugonaut

The Museum of London has acquired a handwritten document of evidence on the causes of the Great Fire of London.

This contains the following line which suggests for the first time that Robert Hubert who was hanged for starting the Great Fire might not even have been a Catholic. It was also reported that he was not in England at the time the fire started.

Rare find offers glimpse of London after the Great Fire - The Wharf: “That this Monsyer Hubert, lived a Papest & died one: all though if ever given out ye He was a Huginet....” is not found in the published versions and appears to be unique to this scribed report.


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