GLOBAL CLIMATES, THE 1257 MEGA-ERUPTION OF SAMALAS VOLCANO, INDONESIA, AND THE ENGLISH FOOD CRISIS OF 1258*

@article{Campbell2017GLOBALCT,
  title={GLOBAL CLIMATES, THE 1257 MEGA-ERUPTION OF SAMALAS VOLCANO, INDONESIA, AND THE ENGLISH FOOD CRISIS OF 1258*},
  author={Bruce M. Campbell},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={87 - 121}
}
  • B. Campbell
  • Published 1 November 2017
  • Geography
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
ABSTRACT In 1258, as baronial opposition to Henry III erupted and the government became locked in constitutional conflict, the country found itself in the grip of a serious food crisis. To blame was a run of bad weather and failed harvests. Thousands of famished famine refugees flocked to London in quest of food and charity, where many of them perished and were buried in mass graves. The multiple burials recently discovered and excavated in the cemetery of the hospital of St Mary Spital… 

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