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Why the Year 536 AD Was the Worst Time to Be Alive

It has had some strong competition recently, but no year was worse in history

Medieval scholar Michael McCormick described 536 AD as “the beginning of one of the worst periods to be alive, if not the worst year.

Admittedly, McCormick did make that quote back in 2018, and perhaps the last couple of…

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