author saw cities arise in the moon, an eclipse in 1714, saw Mr. Halley flying an a fiery chariot, saw a comet over the Sancta Sophia
history prodigious weather/incidents in England
reports of thunderstorms and prodigious hail, crops were damaged and people injured
A history prodigious weather/incidents in England.
A book for the prodigious and wondrous times, a thunderstorm in Daventry in Northamptonshire killed four people working in the fields, in Gofsforth near Newcaftle there was a whale, or sea monster, spotted by many, making strange noises, some farmers in Exeter saw an approaching arming riding white horses, in the island of Ely in Cambridgeshire there was a hail and thunderstorm, killing many livestock, a man in Maldon saw a light in the sky, and then two men in the sky as well, but then heard gunshots to see two men fighting with pistols on ground, one was killed.
John Cruise and his family witnessed a thunderstorm and heard flames that seemed to come from their house, when they realized it was in fact the Church.
A great storm of lightning and hail was witnessed in Alvanley, wind crashed windows and hail bruised the citizens.
While a minster was preaching in Alton, a violent tempest broke out, and it became dark as night, with lightning striking the church and setting it aflame, and two balls of fire also striking a wall.
A Turkish ship with English good was about to sail when a thunderstorm broke out, and a fireball struck the ship, engulfing the ship in flames.
Discusses the rise of the Turkish empire, the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in 1682 in relation to Mr. Holwell’s text, disagrees with him over some astrological calculations, the effects of this arrangement includes war, treason, death of royalty, gives a historical discussion of conjunctions, the comet, however, was responsible for the besieging of Vienna, it was seen in Jamaica and England, it was a Saturnine comet, foreshadows evils, war, plagues, storms, locusts, mostly in Turkey as it’s under Saturn.