A Hazy Shade of Winter
Rebecca Stott tells the remarkable story of 536 AD - the year the sun 'disappeared' and the devastating pandemic that followed.
"Once in a blue moon," writes Rebecca Stott, "new technologies become available that make it possible to open up ancient, long-shelved historical mysteries."
Rebecca tells how modern science has explained the events of 536 AD when the sun 'disappeared' and a devastating pandemic followed.
And she ponders what scientists - hundreds of years from now - will be able to tell about our current pandemic and our environmental crisis.
Producer: Adele Armstrong
- Fri 24 Jul 2020 20:50
- Sun 26 Jul 2020 08:48