By Michael J. Bird
On Thursday, December sixth 1917, a French freighter loaded with over 2,500 a whole lot excessive explosives collided with one other vessel within the harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and stuck hearth. At precisely 9.06am she blew up. The explosions, which used to be noticeable and heard fifty-two miles away, unleashed an artificial damaging strength unmatched in strength till the 1st atomic bomb. It levelled the Halifax waterfront, burnt up a sq. mile of the town from the face of the earth and despatched a huge wave crashing over the piers to rip ocean-going ships from their moorings. town That Died tells in complete the entire tale of this appalling catastrophe, which ended in hundreds of thousands of deaths and accidents whereas the homeless numbered in tens of millions. Set opposed to the history of the lives of a few of the humans concerned, it tells precisely what occurred on that morning, of the tough coincidence that intended it used to be most unlikely to rescue a number of the humans trapped of their burning houses and the sour felony conflict that used to be fought to set up who used to be responsible for the disaster. Michael poultry spent over a 12 months studying this publication, vacationing over 7,000 miles to piece jointly the excellent tale by way of interviewing survivors, researching modern letters, diaries and newspapers and professional records and studies that had now not been formerly to be had. there's a lot that would surprise during this examine of human behaviour at a time while women and men have been established to brink. Predominantly, this is often the tale of the nice braveness, patience and self-sacrifice proven by way of millions of normal humans once they came across themselves stuck up within the horror of the city That Died.
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91/2. 91/2. — 7. — — — — — 7. 101/2. 3. 2. 5. 11/2. 9. 0. 2. 5. 51/2. 81/2. 7. 1. 31/2. 31/2. Fuel Pensions/Stipends, etc. 0. 41/2. 5. 9. 8. 7. 4. 6. 5. 0. 6. 6. 8. 2. 0. 5. 51/2. 4. 4. 5. 4. 4. 8. 2. 3. 0. 2. 7. 8. 8. 10. 0. 8. 11. 01/2. 4. 61/2. 61/2. 111/2. 51/2. 63/4. 21/2. 4. 6. 41/2. 71/2. 21/2. 6. 1. 1. 71/2. 71/2. 51/2. 101/2. 91/4. 51/2. 91/2. (incl. hostillar total estimate) Note: The terrar’s ﬁgures are from 1463/4. The inﬁrmarer’s ﬁgures are from 1485/6. 28 introduction and context the priory’s expenditure in 1480/1, and has been subdivided as grains, meat, ﬁsh, spices, dairy products, other foodstuffs, and wine), clothing and textiles, fuel, payments to individuals (such as pensions and stipends), building and repair works, administration, agriculture, stables, rents, transfers to other obedientiaries, miscellaneous, and allowances.
2). It seems likely that these increases represent a major change in the scale and extent of meat-eating in the monks’ diet over this relatively short period—equivalent perhaps to a single monk’s career. 2) shows that this change was in no way made at the expense of 16 DCM Bursar/cellarer indentures, 1504/5 and 1515/16. 2. 5 230 2,751 5 33 18 720 Cattle Mixed cattle types Cows Oxen Steers Calves Fish Dogdraves Dolphin/seal/porpoise Barrels of white herring Red herring (1,000s) Stockﬁsh ﬁsh-eating.
7 The inclusion of these with the barley purchases throughout 5 The amount passed to the kitchen is left blank in the 1489/90 account, and the oats section is missing from the 1508/9 account due to damage to the end of the parchment roll (the last surviving line of the document consists of the oats section heading). 6 Oats to be malted that are included in this average were received in 1460 –4, 1479–81, and 1485/6. They were also received in 1489/90, but this year has been excluded from the analysis since many ﬁgures have not been given, and in 1492/3 which has been excluded from the average since the amount malted is not speciﬁed.