The 'Great Snow' of winter 1614/1615 in England

Veale, Lucy ; Endfield, Georgina ; Bowen, James

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In this paper we explore the 'Great Snow' of 1614/1615 in England. By combining entries in parish registers with other archival documents and literary sources, we can begin to build a detailed picture of this extreme weather event and its temporal and geographical extent, societal impacts, and subsequent inscription into the cultural memory. Certainly one of the heaviest and prolonged snowfalls in England's weather history, in some places the freeze was followed by flooding and then drought, and the combination of successive extremes rendered 1615 a particularly memorable weather year.

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