This was a cold stage, with several warm periods within it, that lasted from 380,000 to 130,000 years ago. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
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Elizabeth I could cost her hosts so much on her visits that some tried to shut up their houses and stay away to prevent it. This did no good for the earl of Lincoln: Elizabeth broke into his Chelsea residence, had a feast, and then charged the bill to Lincoln.