LONDON.- War, Plague and Fire, a new gallery
exploring the tumultuous century from the accession of Elizabeth 1 in 1558 to
the Great Fire of 1666 opens this week at the Museum of London. Bringing alive
one of the most turbulent periods in London’s history, the gallery is
full of treasures from the Museum’s unique collections, including printing
plates from London’s earliest map, rare delftware pottery, exquisite Jacobean
jewels, Oliver Cromwell’s death mask, and archaeology from the fire that nearly
destroyed the city.