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An investigation into who was present in Thomas Farriner's bakery on the night the Great Fire of London began there in 1666. Thomas Dagger, a journeyman baker, is identified for the first time as the 'man' noted in one contemporary source to have raised the alarm. 

This research was published on the Reimagining the Restoration project website in 2023.

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Reimagining the Restoration: Samuel Pepys's Diary and Popular History for the Twenty-first Century

Arts and Humanities Research Council

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University of Leicester

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2023

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