The Globe Theatre London


globe_theatre_london1June 29th 2013 saw the 400th Anniversary of the fire at the Thatched Globe theatre in London.  The fire was caused it is said when wadding from a stage cannon used in the play Henry V111 ignited the roof of the Elizabethan playhouse.

It only took a year to rebuild the theatre, but the roof was tiled.  The playhouse then closed in 1642 and was demolished in 1644.  It was not until 1997 when a new building was reconstructed and for the first time since 1613 a thatched roof was installed again.