‘1 Elizabeth I’ means the first year of the reign of Elizabeth I.Elizabeth I came to the throne on 17 November 1558, so 1 Elizabeth I means some time between 17 November 1558 and 16 November 1559.In Scotland, 1 January became the official beginning of the year in 1600, the day after 31 December 1599.
This is also known as OS (Old Style) and NS (New Style).
The Calendar Act 1752 brought about further changes.
1752 was the first year in England to officially begin on 1 January.
Until the Calendar Act of 1752, the year in England began officially on 25 March (Lady Day), and not 1 January (even though this was when New Year’s Day was celebrated).
There has been a rise in the popularity and number of Thai dating sites in the last two years, the majority, unsurprisingly, centered on western men meeting Thai women.
Whether this is because Thai women are increasing in popularity, or whether they are becoming increasingly web savvy, isn't clear. It's a great thing though, and many fruitful relationships materialise through this way of meeting.Ordinal numbers are represented by superscript letters following them, just as today. Top of page Money was calculated in pounds, shillings and pence. The pound was represented either by ‘li’, or £: transcribe both with a £ sign before the amount given. It was worth two-thirds of a pound, that is 13s 4d.This symbol is actually an elaborate ‘L’, from the Latin ‘libra’, meaning pound. Half a mark (one-third of a pound) was therefore 6s 8d.40 perches = 1 rood 4 roods = 1 acre Confusion arises from the fact that a perch is also a measurement of length.A perch, pole and rod are all terms for a measurement of length of approximately 5 metres (5.5 yards).For further information about measurement see Colin Chapman, ‘How heavy, how much and how long?