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From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog@lemis.com>
To: Nemo Nusquam <cym224@gmail.com>
Cc: coff@minnie.tuhs.org
Subject: Re: [COFF] What does your "cal" show?
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2021 10:58:47 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210903005847.GD60245@eureka.lemis.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7f5e0f44-3798-5913-a209-36ff3f9c358d@gmail.com>


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On Thursday,  2 September 2021 at 20:03:20 -0400, Nemo Nusquam wrote:
> On 2021-09-02 19:40, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Friday,  3 September 2021 at  8:10:38 +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>>> In 1752 we switched to the Gregorian calendar, with the peasants revolting
>>> (as if they weren't already) because they thought they'd lost 11 days of
>>> their lives.
>
> My understanding for the revolt -- though I cannot think of a reference
> offhand -- was that landlords charged a full month's rent for the
> reduced month.

Hmm.  I thought it was because the tax was paid in kind, and the
change meant that they were due before the harvest was done.  But it
seems that we're all wrong: the riots probably never happened.

The normal taxes weren't affected.  Before the change, the tax year
ended on Lady Day (25 March), but this was changed to 5 April, still
the case today.  And interestingly, it seems that before the change
the calendar year also changed on Lady Day, so 24 March 1750 was
followed by 25 March 1751.  This, too, was changed.

More at
https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Give-us-our-eleven-days/
and of course
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_(New_Style)_Act_1750

Greg
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-09-03  1:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-02 22:10 Dave Horsfall
2021-09-02 23:40 ` Tom Manos
2021-09-02 23:40 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03  0:03   ` Nemo Nusquam
2021-09-03  0:54     ` Grant Taylor via COFF
2021-09-03  1:10       ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03  4:58         ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-03  0:58     ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey [this message]
2021-09-03  4:47     ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-03  9:28 ` Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF
2021-09-08 10:24   ` Tony Finch
2021-09-08 13:25     ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-08 20:36       ` Warner Losh
2021-09-08 22:52         ` Adam Thornton
2021-09-04 14:03 ` Thomas Paulsen
2021-09-03 13:06 Noel Chiappa

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