St Paul's Cathedral: Rebuilding starts
Nearly 10 years after the Great Fire, the re-building starts in earnest, and Wren, who is now almost 45 years old, has made his appointment with destiny. He will defy the Commission, and tailor the Cathedral plans to the Grand Model. The Warrant Design is architectural history.
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