Woodcut of the 1607 flood in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary.
Since 2002, Professor Simon Haslett and Dr Ted Bryant have undertaken research into tsunami and tsunami-like waves occurring around the coast of the British Isles.
This image is a woodcut from a contemporary pamphlet (chap book) depicting the aftermath of the 1607 flood in the coastal lowlands of the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary.
Bryant, E. A. and Haslett, S. K., 2003: Was the AD 1607 coastal ﬂooding event in the Severn Estuary and Bristol channel (UK) due to a tsunami Archaeology in the Severn Estuary 13 (for 2002), 163–167.
Bryant, E. A. and Haslett, S. K. 2007: Catastrophic wave erosion, Bristol Channel, UK – impact of tsunami?, J. Geol., 115, 253–269.
Ref: 1607 woodcut