"The most probable opinion is, that the piercing of the heart of the Saint took place in 1559. Brev. Rom. in fest. S. Teresiae, Oct. 15, Lect. v.: "Tanto autem divini amoris incendio cor ejus conflagravit, ut merito viderit Angelum ignito jaculo sibi praecordia transverberantem." The Carmelites keep the feast of this piercing of the Saint's heart on the 27th of August. Ch. xx. section 11. St.
The Chronicle says, as to the extent of the damage done by this fire, "Civitas pene tota conflagravit." Anonymous, but probably by the Rev. S. Denne and W. Shrubsole. Published in 1772; second edition, 1817. The Rochester chronicler, Edmund de Hadenham, records two great fires under the years 1138 and 1177; Gervase also mentions these, but gives their dates as 1137 and 1179.