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The 'little ice age' was Europe's original climate crisis, experts explain

This early modern climate crisis was as politically explosive as ours is shaping up to be. Image: Unsplash/Markus Spiske

Ariel Hessayon

Reader in Early Modern History , Goldsmiths, University of London

Dan Taylor

Lecturer in Social and Political Thought, The Open University

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The little ice age is thought to have lasted nearly 400 years Image: The Conversation/Ed Hawkins/RCraig09
There were many activities and events held on the Thames when it froze Image: The Conversation/Thomas Dekker/Houghton Library, Harvard University
Some unemployed people at the time saw the opportunity for trade at the fairs Image: The Conversation/Museum of London

The little ice impacted many nations across Europe Image: The Conversation/Bartholomeus Johannes van Hove

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