Mt Tambora has devastated huge area’s in the Pacific. Now its global impact begins to be felt. In this latest monthly narrative show your host, Chris Fernandez-Packham, explores the enormous impact on the British mainland and Ireland in 1816 as the Year Without Summer Begins to bite.
Volcanoes and climate science.
C19th Weather and climate science.
The labour market and politics in Britain in 1815
The edge of revolution.
The year without summer hits the economy
1816 begins in Ireland
The Irish political and economic situation
A companions of the famines: 1816 vs 1845
Typhus and poor relief
An unhappy ending in Britain and Ireland.
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