#OTD in 1752 – The Gregorian calendar is adopted in Ireland and Britain, 170 years after mainland Europe: 2 September is followed by 14 September.

‘Give us our eleven days!’ The riots of 1752. The eleven days referred to here are the ‘lost’ 11 days of September 1752, skipped when Britain and Ireland changed over from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, synchronising us with the most of Europe. The Gregorian calendar is today’s international calendar, named after Pope […]

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#OTD in 1579 – Death of rebel leader, James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald was a Roman Catholic nobleman who led two unsuccessful uprisings against English rule in the province of Munster. He was a member of the 16th century ruling Geraldine dynasty who rebelled against the crown of Queen Elizabeth I in response to the onset of the Tudor conquest of Ireland. He led the first of […]

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#OTD in 1752 – The Gregorian calendar is adopted in Ireland and Britain, 170 years after mainland Europe: 2 September is followed by 14 September.

‘Give us our eleven days!’ The riots of 1752. The eleven days referred to here are the ‘lost’ 11 days of September 1752, skipped when Britain and Ireland changed over from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, synchronising us with the most of Europe. The Gregorian calendar is today’s international calendar, named after Pope […]

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#OTD in 1579 – Death of rebel leader, James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald was a Roman Catholic nobleman who led two unsuccessful uprisings against English rule in the province of Munster. He was a member of the 16th century ruling Geraldine dynasty who rebelled against the crown of Queen Elizabeth I in response to the onset of the Tudor conquest of Ireland. He led the first of […]

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#OTD in 1752 – The Gregorian calendar is adopted in Ireland and Britain, 170 years after mainland Europe: 2 September is followed by 14 September.

‘Give us our eleven days!’ The riots of 1752. The eleven days referred to here are the ‘lost’ 11 days of September 1752, skipped when Britain and Ireland changed over from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, synchronising us with the most of Europe. The Gregorian calendar is today’s international calendar, named after Pope […]

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#OTD in 1579 – Death of rebel leader, James Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald was a Roman Catholic nobleman who led two unsuccessful uprisings against English rule in the province of Munster. He was a member of the 16th century ruling Geraldine dynasty who rebelled against the crown of Queen Elizabeth I in response to the onset of the Tudor conquest of Ireland. He led the first of […]

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#OTD in 1752 – The Gregorian calendar is adopted in Ireland and Britain, 170 years after mainland Europe: 2 September is followed by 14 September.

‘Give us our eleven days!’ The riots of 1752. The eleven days referred to here are the ‘lost’ 11 days of September 1752, skipped when Britain and Ireland changed over from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, synchronising us with the most of Europe. The Gregorian calendar is today’s international calendar, named after Pope […]

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#OTD in 1579 – Death of rebel leader, James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald was a Roman Catholic nobleman who led two unsuccessful uprisings against English rule in the province of Munster. He was a member of the 16th century ruling Geraldine dynasty who rebelled against the crown of Queen Elizabeth I in response to the onset of the Tudor conquest of Ireland. He led the first of […]

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