[tz] English months

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sun Sep 16 21:06:02 UTC 2018

On 2018-09-14 15:11, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> Brian Inglis said:
>> After the change to the Gregorian calendar, some important legal days were
>> shifted so they occurred 365/366 days after the previous occurrence of that day
>> on the old calendar (including birth dates amd anniversaries), where others were
>> held to occur on the same month and date as on the old calendar, and the year
>> numbering changed at the start of January.
> Depends where you were. In England, in legal time, that was true: years up
> to 1751 started on 25th March and those from 1752 onwards started on 1st
> January (the switch to Gregorian happened in September 1752). But in
> Scotland, and for that matter in common practice in England, the year
> changed on 1st January already.

Year 1599 lasted only from April-December and January 1 became 1600 instead:

James VI/I regnal year dating was probably also dual after 1603.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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