In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII had reformed the calendar, then in use, known as the Julian Calendar (named after Julius Caesar).
The Julian Calendar did not correspond exactly to the solar year.
‘1 Elizabeth I’ means the first year of the reign of Elizabeth I.
Note that Great Britain did not adopt the Gregorian calendar until 1752. The Julian calendar does not include the year 0, so the year 1 BCE is followed by the year 1 CE. All pages in this web site employ the astronomical numbering system for dates (they use the year 0).
Years prior to the year 0 are represented by a negative sign.
A letter or phone call is not sufficient to continue a hearing. A hearing on an Order for Appearance of Judgment Debtor does not require a reserved hearing date.
The Julian calendar is used for all dates up to 1582 Oct 04. Due to the Gregorian Calendar reform, the day after 1582 Oct 04 (Julian calendar) is 1582 Oct 15 (Gregorian calendar).
The ancient Egyptians originally employed a calendar based upon the Moon, and, like many peoples throughout the world, they regulated their lunar calendar by means of the guidance of a sidereal calendar.
They used the seasonal appearance of the star Sirius (Sothis); this corresponded closely to the true solar year, being only 12 minutes shorter.
), when it could be observed on the eastern horizon just before dawn in midsummer; the timing of this observation would determine whether or not the intercalary month would be employed.
The Egyptian civil calendar was introduced later, presumably for more-precise administrative and accounting purposes.
The new Gregorian Calendar cut 10 days from the year in adjustment.
Other Catholic countries followed and adopted the Gregorian Calendar but England, being Protestant, did not.
It consisted of 365 days organized into 12 months of 30 days each, with an additional five epagomenal days (days occurring outside the ordinary temporal construct) grouped at the end of the year.