Tag Archives: Royal Society of London

The Greatest Light Show Ever

Snippets 88.  In the last snippet we looked at an account of the northern lights seen in London in 1739, published in the Royal Society of London Journal, one of the greatest sources of historical information available. Established in 1665 … Continue reading

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Northern Lights in London

Snippets 87. The Royal Society of London Journal is one of the greatest sources of historical information available. Established in 1665 as the first exclusively scientific journal in the world, it has been in continuous publication ever since. The remit … Continue reading

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Earthquake Terrors! (Snippets 57)

The Royal Society of London Journal is one of the greatest sources of historical information available.  Established in 1665 as the first exclusively scientific journal in the world, it has been in continuous publication ever since.  The remit of the … Continue reading

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Washing Trees (Snippets 24)

Last January Alan Titchmarsh wrote a column for the Express advocating the benefits of washing the trunks of silver birch trees to make them a bright feature of a garden.  He is not the first person to suggest washing trees, … Continue reading

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The Winteryest Winter (Snippets 6)

Between 1608 and 1814 London played host to the great “frost fairs”, on occasions when the winters were sufficiently cold for the Thames to freeze over.  The most famous and long-lasting of these was during the winter of 1683-4, widely … Continue reading

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