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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Regnal Years (Was: De Clare)
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 00:39:58 +0100
D. Spencer Hines
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"Renia" <> wrote in message
| Fair enough. I have said that I'm not very good with numbers! Sorry
| Chris Phillips wrote:
| > Renia Simmonds wrote:
| > > 7th year of the reign of King Henry the Sixth. He ruled from 31
| > so
| > > that is when his regnal year begins. 7 H VI, thus means, sometime
| > 31 Aug
| > > 1429 and 30 Aug 1430.
| > Sorry to be pedantic, but I suppose in matters of chronology there
is a long
| > tradition of pedantry (as a further excuse, I am a mathematician).
| > Henry's 7th regnal year would _end_ in 1422+7=1429, not _begin_ in
| > year. An easy mistake to make - I always have to double- or
| > when working out regnal years.
| > On an even more pedantic note, such reference books as I have to
| > (including the Guide to the Contents of the Public Record Office,
| > start Henry VI's reign on 1 September, not 31 August. So I think the
| > is 1 September 1428-31 August 1429.
| > Chris Phillips
| > PS A quaint Victorian book, R.Sims' "Manual for the Genealogist,
| > Topographer, Antiquary and Legal Professor" agrees with me. I'm
| > amused by the publisher's preface, which begins, "The Study of
| > Genealogy is beset with difficulties sufficiently great to deter all
| > most enthusiastic, from the pursuit of an employment to all
| > dry and unprofitable." Of course, that was long before the days of
| > news groups...
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