The Greatest Storm: Britain's Night of Destruction, November 1703
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fascinating Juniper I would have liked to have seen more of the potential causes of such a rogue storm drawing from more modern storms, but otherwise quite thorough.
Howling winds and surging seas wreaked havoc during the worst storm experienced in British history. Among the sources he uses is the Collection of the most remarkable Casualties and Disasters which happened in the late dreadful Tempest by Sea and Land by Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), the renowned novelist, pamphleteer, journalist and secret agent. Compiled in the months following the disaster, it is a fascinating and unique collection of eyewitness recollections. Through the use of primary sources, Martin Brayne transports us back to those fateful days in November 1703, and retells the story of this tragic and catastrophic event. The Greatest Storm is the first full account of this major disaster. Widespread flooding, over 8,000 deaths and immense losses of property and shipping make the famous storm of October 1987 seem insignificant in comparison. While most people know something about the Great Fire of 1666 and the Great Plague of the year before, the story of the Great Storm of 1703 is not nearly so well kn