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The Lisbon Catastrophe

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October
312008

14:00 - 15:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Edward Paice, author of Wrath of God: The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755

The Lisbon earthquake, which took place on the morning of 1 November 1755, was Europe's greatest natural disaster. The earthquake was followed by a tsunami and fire, destroying much of Lisbon. This talk will reconstruct events of the day with the assistance of Royal Society archive material.

The Lisbon Catastrophe

The Lisbon earthquake, which took place on the morning of 1 November 1755, was Europe's greatest natural disaster. The earthquake was followed by a tsunami and fire, destroying much of Lisbon. This talk will reconstruct events of the day with the assistance of Royal Society archive material.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK