The Third Horseman: A Story of Weather, War, and the Famine History Forgot

The Third Horseman: A Story of Weather, War, and the Famine History Forgot

William Rosen


How a cycle of rain, chilly, illness, and war created the worst famine in ecu history—years earlier than the Black Death

In could 1315, it began to rain. For the seven disastrous years that undefined, Europeans will be visited via a sequence of curses unseen because the 3rd ebook of Exodus: floods, ice, mess ups of plants and farm animals, and epidemics not only of affliction, yet of pike, sword, and spear. All advised, six million lives—one-eighth of Europe’s overall population—would be lost.

With a category-defying wisdom of technological know-how and historical past, William Rosen tells the beautiful tale of the oft-overlooked nice Famine with wit and drama and demonstrates what all of it skill for today’s discussions of weather swap.

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