Cool temperatures across Europe in the summer of 1816.
Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Rented by Lord Byron and John Polidori in the summer of 1816. Mary Shelley, her husband Percy Shelley were frequent guests. The dark weather of 1816 is said to influence Shelley in her writing of Frankenstien, and Polidori for The Vampyre.
The Frozen Thames, by Abraham Hondius, 1677. The Thames river in London froze during the Little Ice Age.
View of Antwerp with the Schelde Frozen, Lucas von Valckenborch, 1593.
Temperatures over 2000 years.