The Anglian ice age ran from about 480,000 to 423,000 years ago. It was the most severe ice age Britain has experienced in the last 2 million years. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Anglian Ice Age
Fact of the Day
Highwayman Benjamin Child used his ill-gotten gains to discharge all the debtors in Salisbury jail. He was hanged in 1722.
Quote of the Day
"Grant that we may from henceforth show ourselves neither bastards nor dastards. "
~ Peter Wentworth on the House of Commons' freedom of speech, 1576
On This Day
1940 Winston Churchill orders the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk. Operation Dynamo begins.