The 1660s were a time of turmoil in England.

Cromwell had been defeated; Charles II, who was sympathetic to the Catholics, was restored to the throne; the Dutch declared war on England; the Plague raged; and the Great Fire of London destroyed half the city of London! Our hero, Cyril – upon the death of his father, Sir Aubrey Shenstone – inherits nothing except his father’s title. But he is honest and hardworking, and he begins to work as a bookkeeper for various London tradesmen.

Join courageous and quick-thinking Cyril as he uncovers the plots of thieves, diverts a fire-ship in a sea-battle, serves as a doctor’s assistant during the Plague, and even prevents the murder of one of his friends. Despite being wounded in the sea-battle, and later contracting the Plague, he survives all; and he finally receives back – as a gift – the estates that his father had lost.

When London Burned is available on CD for $25 USD, or you can download the MP3 format for $18 USD. However, if you’re like me, you probably enjoy getting discounts and deals; so you might be interested to know that you can have this audio recording for only $7 USD if you become a member of Mr. Hodges’ Download-a-Month Club! This program helps you fill your audio library with exciting, wholesome, and historically accurate stories – even if you are on a budget. You can choose When London Burned this month; and then, next month, you can select another title of your choice. You get to download your audio stories and keep them forever; they’re yours to listen to, as many times as you want. is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the reformation and revival of the Deuteronomy 6:6-7 lifestyle in the modern Christian family. As a part of fulfilling that goal, I endeavor to share and recommend resources that will help you value the Words of God and also “teach them diligently unto thy children.” Please know that I only recommend and promote material that is Christ-honoring and family-edifying.

It’s my hope that this exciting story of may capture your family’s attention as much as it did mine when I first listened to it!

May God bless you and your family, this day and always!

All for the King’s glory,


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