Reference numberCLP/4i/3
TitlePaper, 'Observation of the force of lightning on a boy of 14 years of age, who was therewith struck dead, in the field near Nantwich in Cheshire [England]' by W [Walter] Charleton
DescriptionCharleton describes a violent thunder and lightning storm that took place in southern Cheshire near Nantwich around 4pm on 12 July 1662. Charleton describes the state of the boy's body and the effect of the lightning upon it.

Subject: Meteorology / Medicine

Read to the Royal Society on 13 August 1662.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
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NA8167Charleton; Walter (1620 - 1707); physician and natural philosopher1620 - 1707
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