Re: [sig] Digest Number 1332
- About relating Centuries to years - it's not one less
than the numbers, it's one more. i.e. - the 1600's are
the 17th century (NOT the 15th c.!!) That's because by
the year 101 they had already been counting for a
whole century, so that had to be the beginning of the
2nd century, century meaning hundred.
As for the 1600 or 1650 SCA end date, I understood it
really ends at 1600, but the Cavaliers wanted to be
able to do Cavalier costuming, so a 'gray area' has
been tolerated to 1650 to permit the 3 Musketers type
Soraya Evodia, Caid
> --- In email@example.com, Sfandra wrote:Oh, picky picky... *big smiley*
> > It's always one less. Remember, 1900s was the
> >20th century? So, 600AD is the 5th Century, 700AD
> >is the 6th century and so forth.
> I think there's a math error there. :)
> This is nitpicky, but new centuries begin on the
> '01. So 700 was
> still the 7th century but 701 was the 8th.
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