Krakatoa: A Deadly and Destructive Volcano

Whilst many complain about the alleged ‘lack of action on climate change’, along with thick smoke from surrounding bushfires, a far worse disaster occurred during the 19th Century. One of the deadliest and most devastating volcanic eruptions occurred in the late morning on 27 August 1883, with a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6. Reverend…

The Great Fire of London: The Dreadful Judgement

The Great Fire of London destroyed most of the medieval city within days. Some believed it was God’s judgement upon a sinful city, including Charles II’s debauched court. London was gripped by drought lasting from November 1665 to September 1666 – a cold dry winter followed by a prolonged hot summer. The water cisterns’ levels…