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Alan Ereira

The Great Fire of of London destroyed everything in its path as it swept through the City. But, against the odds and popular belief, one house remained standing.

Alan Ereira, producer of many broadcast historical documentaries and presenter of a new series on the Kings and Queens of England for UKTV History, explains why history is important, despite all doubts.

New documents have come to light which help to explain why John Harrison refused to compete for the Longitude prize even though his sea-clock appeared to work well.