Also known as the Loch Lomond phase. This was a very cold snap at the end of the last ice age, lasting from 13,000 years ago until about 11,700 years ago. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
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The Tudor Privy Council would sometimes punish those who fell out of its favour by making them wait to be seen by the Star Chamber for days, weeks, or months in London, during which time they would run up huge lodging bills. Wolsey made De Carteret of Guernsey wait for over four years.