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Deadly: A massive volcano eruption in El Salvador in 535 AD spread ash into the atmosphere, obscured the sun and ruined harvests - meaning that Britons were left starving.  It is now suggested that this was the reason King Arthur went into battle to save the people of the Strathclyde - the fight for food resources not gold or land... great article.

Celtic history expert Andrew Breeze said a volcano eruption in El Salvador in 535 AD spread ashes into the atmosphere - ruining harvests and meaning Britons were left starving.

Diamondhead Crater, Oahu, Hawaii  The unique profile of Diamond Head (Le'ahi) sits prominently near the eastern edge of Waikiki's coastline. Hawaii's most recognized landmark is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views, and military history.

Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, Hawaii - hiked it years ago - in fact, I think I see my hotel there on the left!

JAMES I & GUNPOWDER PLOT a Vintage Ladybird Book Adventures from History Series 561

JAMES I & GUNPOWDER PLOT Vintage Ladybird Book History Series 561 Matte Hardback 1969

Buy HANNIBAL a Vintage Ladybird Book from the Adventures from History Series 561 Matte Hardback 1976

Mt. St. Helens eruption, 1980. Photo by Jim Cottingham. Wow  I remember this day, I lived 60 miles from it

Helens eruption, the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Fifty-seven people were killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles km) of railways, and 185 miles km) of highway were destroyed

Sin City: It's the most moving exhibition of the year, capturing the moment entire families were burnt alive in Pompeii. But it also reveals...

Sin City: It's the most moving exhibition of the year, capturing the moment entire families were burnt alive in Pompeii. But it also reveals how utterly depraved the Romans were

POMPEI at the british museum Horror: A family frozen in their death throes.always thought that story was complete insanity---and really cool at the same time.

Phases of the moon http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/moon/phases.html

A safe site for kids with free interactive Maths games and puzzles. A fun way to learn times tables.

british natural history museum picture by taygate05

British Natural History Museum Discover The Earth Hall

The last major eruption of Vesuvius happened during World War II, as seen in this photograph by the great British photographer and Magnum founder member, George Rodger (Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

george rodger - troops watch the eruption of mount vesuvius, italy, (time & life pictures/getty images)

On July 18, 1995 the Georgian-era city of Plymouth was destroyed when the Soufriere Hills volcano, which had remained dormant throughout recorded history, rumbled to life in an eruption of epic proportions.  As a result, this once pleasant capital of Montserrat, a British overseas territory in the Lesser Antilles, was buried beneath 12 metres of mud that rendered the southern half of the island unlivable.  Half of Montserrat’s population was forced to flee abroad, while 19 people were…

6 Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities of North America

BBC - Travel - The tiny island the British traded for Manhattan

The tiny island the British traded for Manhattan

Banda Run is a place where history meets legend, where traditional ships still sail past live volcanoes to a forgotten island that once changed the world.

Descending into the Marum Volcano in Vanuatu, Intrepid explorers found an unusual way of staying warm this winter by spending Christmas day on an active volcano. British climber Chris Horsley, 22, and his friends Gareth Hawken, 30, Geoff Mackley, 50, and Bradley Ambrose, 36, from Auckland, New Zealand, hiked up the Marum Volcano, Vanuatu, on the morning of the 25th. (Photo by Bradley Ambrose/Caters News)

Descending into the Marum Volcano in Vanuatu, Intrepid explorers found an unusual way of staying warm this winter by spending Christmas day on an active volcano. British climber Chris Horsley, and his friends Gareth Hawken, Geoff Mackley, .

Danger unexploded bomb

1948 London at War - Unexploded Bombs London 1948 area closed off due to recently discovered lb. German bomb, which was dropped in 1941 (during WWII), shortly before it was defused.

Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean.Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping technology during research cruises onboard the RRS James Clark Ross, the scientists found 12 volcanoes beneath the sea surface -  some up to 3km high. They found 5km diameter craters left by collapsing volcanoes and 7 active volcanoes visible…

Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean.Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.

The Temple of Jupiter with Vesuvius| Pompeii – A Virtual Tour of Italy

Discover Pompeii - Virtual Tour of Pompeii

the lost city of Pompeii, Italy, with Mt. Vesuvius in background

Krakatoa: "The August 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano caused the loudest explosion in history and the almost total obliteration of the island itself. In the months following the eruption, stories of unusual phenomena were reported in the press around the world, including these spectacular sunsets over Chelsea, England, observed and painted by 19th-century British artist William Ascroft."

Atmospheric effects of the Krakatoa eruption by Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company. The Royal Society Print Shop online art store

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