8pm May 19, 2021
Join us for a fascinating free online talk by Mark Bowman.
Topic: Mark Bowman – “1752 and all that”
Meeting ID: 820 7276 8261
In England and Wales, the legal year 1751 was a short year of 282 days, running from 25 March to 31 December. 1752 began on 1 January. To align the calendar in use in England to that on the continent, the Gregorian calendar was adopted, and the calendar was advanced by 11 days: Wednesday 2 September 1752 was followed by Thursday 14 September 1752. The year 1752 was a leap year so that it consisted of 355 days (366 days less 11 omitted).
As well as adopting the Gregorian rule for leap years, Pope Gregory’s rules for the date of Easter were also adopted. However, with religious strife still on their minds, the British could not bring themselves to adopt the Catholic system explicitly: the Annexe to the Act established a computation for the date of Easter that achieved the same result as Gregory’s rules, without actually referring to him!
So did he English calendar riots of 1752 actually happen?
Tadley and District History Society (TADS)
TADS was founded in 1984 for people with an interest in local history. Our village has a very diverse and interesting past, populated with both benefactors and tyrants. Inhabitants of Tadley were involved in Regicide and the “Parliament Fart” . Tadley has stories of unique exorcisms and ghosts. Stagecoaches used the two local turnpikes and at other times balloons and planes crashed locally. Spitfires were assembled in Hangar Road. Past plans have even included flooding much of the surrounding area and building a tunnel under Tadley. It is a place where rural crafts excelled and where Oxford and Eton fought for land rights.
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