Hailstones, 18th century

Hailstones, 18th century

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Caption: Hailstones. 18th-century artwork of a flash of lightning and large hailstones killing hares and birds. Artwork from 'The Natural History of Lancashire, Cheshire, and the Peak in Derbyshire' (1700) by English physician and naturalist Charles Leigh, elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1685.

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