The day a terrible hurricane hit London

In November 1091 a hurricane was said to have hit London, with devastating effect.

According to John Noorthouck in his book A New History of London, written in 1773, the hurricane blew down above 600 houses in London, several churches, and even damaged the Tower of London.

Noorthouck added, “The most surprizing event was, its taking off the roof of the church of St. Mary-le-Bow in Cheapside, which was carried a considerable way; and when it fell, it was with such violence, that, by report, four of its rafters, of six-and-twenty feet in length each, were forced into the ground above twenty feet deep!”


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