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From: "Scot Austin" <>
Subject: Re: Regnal Years (was: De Clare)
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 16:48:26 -0700
Chris Phillips <> wrote in message
> Renia Simmonds wrote:
> > 7th year of the reign of King Henry the Sixth. He ruled from 31 Aug
> > 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
> 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 that
> year. An easy mistake to make - I always have to double- or triple-check
> when working out regnal years.
It depends on whether or not you believe that we are in the 21st century
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