1816 ‘The Year Without a Summer’

1816 was called ‘The Year Without a Summer’

    • It followed the Tambora Volcanic explosion of the previous year.
    • A massive dust cloud circumnavigated the globe, blocking out sunlight and creating unusual climactic conditions around the world.
What must it have been like for our ancestors? Did they imagine the end of the world was coming?
How did it affect the harvests, did more people than normal die possibly of respiratory disease, check parish records to see if you can perceive an increase in the death rate of  a local area.

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