The 1607 tsunami in England – a description of the cause of the mudslide?

We know about the 1607 Somerset and Bristol Strait tsunami from extant ancient historical sources and from a number of modern scientific works on the study of this cataclysm. The descriptions of contemporaries of the cataclysm (historical sources of that period) include eyewitness accounts.

“Unfortunate news from Monmouthshire in Wales of a great flood in the said county, which drowned an infinite number of livestock of all kinds, such as sheep, oxen, cows and horses, as well as others: together with the loss of many men, women and children.”

“They (the inhabitants of these countries) could see great and mighty hills of water approaching them from afar, but the people did not realize that it was a great wave of water, but thought it was some kind of mist or haze approaching them with great rapidity and with such smoke as if the mountains were all on fire, and to the eye of some it seemed as if myriads of thousands of arrows of fire were being fired at once.”

Memorial plaques have been erected on churches on both sides of the Bristol Straits, recording the height of the flood over 7 meters. The flood at Kingston Seymour in Somerset (a village just off the coast at 6 meters) rose over a church by more than a meter and did not completely recede for about ten days.

“The speed of the approaching wave was enormous, it ran with such incredible speed that no gray hound could escape from it.”

“One Mrs. Wang, vouchsafes that before she could go up to the upper rooms of her house, noting the approaching waters, she was caught by them and the house was destroyed, and yet her house was over seven kilometers from the sea.”

“Many churches were covered by the waters, and some of them are visible only in their upper parts if they stood on the hills, and some are not visible at all, nothing at all, no bell tower or anything else.”

According to descriptions of churches and churches at the time, the largest was St. Andrew’s Church in Burnham-on-Sea, which was 23 meters high and it went completely under water.

The maximum penetration of the tsunami wave during the 1607 event inland in this area, was about 22 km, as indicated by reports of the flooding that reached the foot of Glastonbury Tor in Somerset.

I think it is superfluous to mention that in spite of the great number of historical documents which describe what happened, it is ignored by the official science. For some unknown reason, scientists are forbidden to conduct research that can confirm the fact that the “mudslide” is really a real fact, not a fiction.

In addition to the specific description of this cataclysm, it can be indirectly confirmed by data on the population of that period. By 1659, something strange and devastating had happened to the population of England, allowing Parliament to ratify the Cestui Que Vie Act of 1666 (French, translated “he who lives”). It deals with how the authorities should deal with owners of real estate, estates, manors, and lands who “have not proved themselves for seven years and there is no evidence that they are still alive. A great number of people died and their property passed to the king.

“So fierce and swift were the violent waves that pursued each other with such fury, and the Waters so multiplied in so short a time that in less than five hours most of the inhabited places lay at the bottom and many hundreds of people, men, women and children, were then completely consumed by these outrageous waters… Many dead corpses … are found daily floating in the waters, and it is still unknown who they are or how many people have drowned because of the same Waters, which still remain very deep in many places…”

“The children who were at school stood in great perplexity, some of them, going home to their parents, drowned on the way; others, remaining in the churches, climbed to the tops of the belfries, where they almost died of starvation. for lack of food and fire. Nowhere was it safe: Many people traveling on the high roads were caught by these merciless Waters and drowned.”

“The low marshes and lands of Fenny, near Barstable in the county of Devon, were flooded all the way to Bridge Water, many were wounded there, it is a most miserable sight to see how many fat bulls were harnessed there; what flocks of sheep, what heads of cows lost their troughs and drowned in those outrageous Waters: there is little to be seen now, but vast Waters like the main Ocean: The tops of churches and spires are like the tops of cliffs in the sea. Great stinking cattle fodder floats like ships through the waters, and dead beasts float upon them: … The tops of trees, man can see, remain above the waters.”

“For a short time whole villages stood like islands (surrounded by waters), and for a shorter time these islands were undetectable and could not be found anywhere. Only the tops of trees and houses appeared (especially where the country lay low), as though at the beginning of the world cities had been built on the bottom of the sea… Add to these populated places the loss of marshes, cornfields, pastures, meadows, etc. more than can be counted: the misfortune of this no one can express.”

“It was a sad sight to see whole herds of cattle struggling for life with the streams, oxen in great numbers were carried away by the stream and were like many whales in the sea: their roar made a noise in the water. as if there were a storm, and that the sea roared. Innumerable flocks of sheep were completely destroyed by this flood.”

“the waters cover all around from edge to edge, and if the waters go away altogether, nothing will be restored within five or six years to be as usable ground as before. yea, and there is no probability that this part of the country will ever be settled again in our time as it was before this flood, however it is still reputed to be the richest and most fertile place in all this country.”

“Mrs. Matteus of Landaffe in Glamorgan lost four hundred English sheep. Much corn has also been destroyed in this country, many houses destroyed, and many other varieties of Kettles killed. The number of drowned so far does not exceed twenty hundred.”

Two thousand people have died in the county alone!

“…the heir of Charles of Worcester, and Sir Waltar Mountague, a knight, brother of the London registrar, living near the above-mentioned places, sent boats (16 km from Waynes) to rescue the distressed. Lord Herbert himself (as we know) went himself to those houses that he could, which were in dire need, to serve as their supply of meat and other necessities.”

“…the intrusive water was salty; the salt water soaked the soil deep into the heart of England, not just along the coasts. The soil would probably not withstand much vegetation because of the high salt content, leading to starvation and the need to settle at higher elevations.”

Flooding on the east coast

There is a historical account from that period of an almost simultaneous flood on the opposite east coast of England, in Norfolk.

“The preceding winter of 1606/7 the Norfolk sheep suffered a terrible disease, and they died in such profusion that even the stray dogs grew weary of them. The worst of the winter had passed. The fields and marshes, because of the summer temperatures, were more arid so that every man, to the best of his ability, laid out all his money to stockpile food.”

“This flood happened at night, early in the morning. Almost all the newly bought cattle died, except for a few that were driven to the high ground. The next day they could see their houses floating toward the middle of the Water, some calling for boats out of the windows, and from the top of the bell tower some floating on planks… Whole barns of grain that the greedy owners had accumulated in the hope of starvation, the water found and carried out into the light.”

I think such cataclysmic events occurred not only in England at that time, but all over the world. What could have caused such a cataclysm? Now it is clear why there is almost no fertile land in Europe, just that the black earth was flooded with salt water causing the land to become almost barren. It is difficult to grow wheat on a soil of salty clay and silt. That is why Europeans even now haul wagons of chernozem from the expanses of the former Soviet Union.

For those interested in the topic of “Global mudslide” I think this information will be interesting. Another historical fact confirming that this is not a hypothesis, but everything really happened. And it was a series of cataclysms. Not only the 1600’s, because there is evidence that a similar global flood occurred more recently by historical standards – in the 18th century.

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