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January 21, 2016

Made in the Little Ice Age


Souvenirs from frost fairs held on the frozen river Thames |
Between 1309 and 1814, with Europe in the grip of the cool period sometimes known as the Little Ice Age, the river Thames froze over 23 times. In five of these instances, the river's ice was thick enough to support structures, and citizens of London took advantage of the circumstances to throw dayslong "frost fairs."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 21, 2016 1:38 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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