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The Great Frost of 1709 – An Extraordinary Winter Event

The Great Frost (as it was known in England) or Le Grand Hiver (as it was known in France) was an extraordinarily cold winter in Europe in late 1708 and early 1709, and was found to be the coldest European … Continue reading

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The Great Storm of 1703 ~ A Blow to the British Navy!

The Great Storm of 1703 was one of the most severe storms or natural disasters ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain. The storm came in from the southwest on 26 November 1703 (Julian calendar) or 7 December … Continue reading

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