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Do you know your Regency calendar?

During the Regency, the year was divided not only by months and days, but also in reference to dates corresponding to the church calendar.

Quarters & Terms
The legal and scholastic year was divided into four terms, starting in October. Between terms, the courts were not in session.

  • Michelmas Term (October-December)
  • Hilary Term (January-April)
  • Easter Term (April-May)
  • Trinity Term (June-July)

Quarter days were used to start terms of labor or rents.

Important Holidays

2 Responses to “Do you know your Regency calendar?”

  1. Grace

    The only reason I knew any of this is entirely thanks to Jane Austen- I was in high school, read the word Michelmas, and basically said what the hell. Then I looked it up!

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