One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The method of calculating dates using the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian superseded the Julian calendar in Britain, Ireland, and British colonies in 1752.
- ‘On the 13th of March, New Style, I was once again running errands for Mama throughout the palace.’
- ‘It was common even fifty years afterwards to refer to dates as either Old Style or New Style to distinguish pre-1752 ones from later ones and to refer to January 5 as Old Christmas Day.’
- ‘Kepler's birth data corresponds to 13: 53 GMT, 6th January 1572 New Style, lat: 47°N36’; long: 7°E39'.’
New Style/ˈn(y)o͞o ˌstīl/
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