The Long Winter

The period generally referred to as The Long Winter was the time after the explosion of Mount Tambora in 1256. The explosion led to four years of colder-than-normal temperatures. As a result, there were many crop failures and a two-year famine. Due to this, the eruption indirectly caused thousands of deaths.

The reigning Empress of the Long Winter was Eleanor the Fourth. She saved many lives by rationing grain.