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South East England stretches from Kent in the east, across the South Coast through Sussex to the New Forest in Hampshire and north through Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Windsor, Oxford, Brighton and Bournemouth are among the most popular places to visit for holidays in England, blending festivals, culture, history and breathtaking scenery.
Compare the symbol for about a pound in weight, which is represented by ‘lb’ - it comes from the same. A shilling was represented by ‘s’, originally short for ‘solidos’, a Roman coin. A penny was represented by ‘d’, short for ‘denarius’, a Roman coin. A halfpenny was represented by ‘ob’, short for ‘obolus’, a Roman coin. A farthing was represented by ‘qua’, short for ‘quadrans’. When transcribing documents that mention amounts of money, do not expand the abbreviations such as li, ob, etc.
Leave them abbreviated, and remember to transcribe li as ‘£’. Top of page Square measurements were given in acres (abbreviated to ‘a’), roods (‘r’) and perches (‘p’).
So in 1752 these days had to be cut out of the year to make the adjustment.
The Calendar Act 1752 brought about further changes.
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.
‘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.