Viewing Event Record: Henry Bluett describes the burning of the Globe in a letter


In a letter to Richard Weeks, London merchant Henry Bluett describes the fire which had recently consumed the Globe. He states that during a performance of 'All is Triewe', the playhouse was 'fired with shooting off a chamber' that set its thatched roof on fire; he claims that the only casualty was a man who suffered burns after saving a child from the fire.

Date Event Recorded

To: 4 July 1613 (Source of claim: transcription)

Date Event Happened

To: 29 June 1613 (Source of claim: transcription)


Globe (I)

Event Type

  • correspondence
  • performance context
  • playhouse context
  • public disturbance