I would like to build context for certain genealogical events I am researching, and one component - as dull as it may seem - is weather. For example, it would be interesting to know what the weather was like on the day my ancestors got married, or for my farmer ancestors when the long cold winters occurred.
What resources are available to determine the meteorological conditions in England on a certain date or season, particularly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? Obviously weather will vary by region - my focus is in the East Midlands. Resources about major weather events as well as mundane British summer showers (looking out the window now) are both useful.