Recommended by Heywood Hill Reader Sir Crispin Tickell:
'This exceptionally interesting book shows the degree to which the problems of today were paralleled in the seventeenth century. A global crisis extended from England to Japan to North and South America and war, climate, famines and droughts caused terrible hardship. Parker, who writes very well, explores the many dimensions of this fascinating time - also showing how society puts itself right time and again.'
Sir Crispin Tickell: environmentalist, academic, former Ambassador to the United Nations.