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The 1421 St.Elisabeth flooding ‘event’ and the loss of “De Groote Waard”, the Netherlands.

By H.J.T. Weerts, K.M. Cohen and M.G. Kleinhans

Abstract

According to legend, a very severe storm in November 1421 caused catastrophic flooding and overnight loss of the larger part of “De Groote Waard”, a prosperous polder area in medieval The Netherlands. Allegedly, more than 25 villages were lost and thousands of people were killed. But what had really happened?..

Topics: Aardwetenschappen, Aardwetenschappen
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.library.uu.nl:1874/281754
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