An 'earthquake' in Britain in 664
Medieval Academy of Ireland
There is good reason to doubt the soundness of a record in the Irish annals of an earthquake in Britain in 664. It appears that a metaphorical reference to a disturbance in the church there, namely, the contentious synod of Whitby, has been interpreted literally and misunderstood by the compiler of the record that lies behind the extant annals.
Irish annals , Iona Chronicle , Bede , earthquakes , plague , eclipses , chronology , events of 664 , synod of Whitby
Woods, D., 2005. An 'earthquake' in Britain in 664. Peritia, 19, pp. 256-262
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