Tag Archives: Storm

Merlini Anglici ephemeris astrologicall predictions

contains many letters testifying to the comet that appeared in 1652, the tail pointed to the Dutch and the author asserts that this signifies vengeance drawing near to them, while not fully red the color signifies that it will bring many storms and wars, the star also signifies a eminent man who will rule Europe with unprecedented power, also a plague in London is expected, in 1672 a new comet will appear

Newes from sundry places…with other great harme done elsewhere, by lightning and thunder

reports of Spanish troops from Venice, news of the Pope from Rome, the stories of a Count Mansfield, then a relation of the storm in Devon and Somersetshire, and the shipwreck in Catwater, a man fell sick as if possessed and asked to go to land, when he was denied by the captain he said ‘d you not see two devils yonder,’ after being tied up he got free and leaped into the ocean, after which there arose a lightning and windstorm, throwing the ship into the rocks, the storm had ramifications on land, killing many crops

A contemplation of mysteries

a long theoretical description of different types of weather and their explanations, including reports of comets and their historical ramifactions, examples include a comet causing drought in Lumbardie, another flying over Scotland resulting in the death of the king days after, one other in Scotland causing the death of king William, also comets causing storms, floods, and droughts