New Year Day – 1472 and another year of Wars of the Roses ImagiNations begins. The peace at the parish of Piggy Longton is shattered as Yorkist Forces under Sir. Bartholomew Rolfe, make a surprise raid at Beacan Farm. Can the Lancastrians be roused and fight effectively after a night of celebration and too much Smoggy Ale.
The AAR is up on the Battlefields an Warriors Blog – LINK
Is that New Year 1472 on March 25 (Lady Day and the legal year change date at the period)?
Or Jan 1 which might be celebrated by much of the country by the late fifteenth century as the turn of the year, but Jan 1 1472 would have followed Dec 31 1472 (because the legal date change didn’t occur until March?
(Legal year didn’t change date on 1 Jan until the Calendar Act 1750).
In the Year of Our Lord 1472 would in England legally be 1 Jan 1471.
(Then again for legal purposes nobody really bothered with the ‘Year of Our Lord’ because dating for Statutes etc was by Regnal Year – 1 Jan 1472 would be 11 /12 Ed IV (depending whether your Jan 1472 is old or new style). Parliamentary sessions were still in regnal years until 1963.
This is all Julian dating.
Lovely table and good game report by the way!
Happy New Year, whichever version you are celebrating!