In the eighteenth century, the British Parliament undertook a monumental task of fixing the calendar. Due to a problem with the Julian Calendar, which had been in use since ancient Rome, the calendar was eleven days off of where it should fall in reference to the solar cycle. In this episode, we'll trace the history of the Julian and Gregorian calendars and how it took nearly 500 years to universally implement.
Robert Poole, Time's Alteration: Calendar Reform in Early Modern England, Routledge, (1998).
Amo Borst, The Ordering of Time: From the Ancient Computes to the Modern Computer, University of Chicago Press, (1993).
E.G. Richards, Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History, Oxford University Press, (2000).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)