Chronology . . .

“Chronology is the science of arranging events in their order of occurrence in time. Consider, for example, the use of a timeline or sequence of events. It is also “the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events”. Chronology is a part of periodization. It is also a part of the discipline of history including earth history, the earth sciences, and study of the geologic time scale.”

So, Wikipedia.

Yea, well . . .

In the Church Times of 6 Nov 2020 there is an interesting article by Sarah Perry, unknown to me, about the 16th C. martyr Rose Allin. In my browser it can be found here, but might not be readable if you cannot sign in, for which I apologise. The original version is from the pen of John Foxe. Never mind though because below you will be able to read two consecutive paragaphs of the article – which I will now let you do . . .

It seems churlish to pick holes in someone’s best effort, and I think the editorial staff of the paper must bow their heads too. Rose Allin was martyred on the 2nd of August in 1557. The King James Bible, Authorised Version as it was in my youth, was commissioned by the king in 1604 and published in 1611, so Rose would have had some difficulty in reading it. We are told that she was a girl when she died, so she might just have survived to read the AV as an old lady had she lived. I am surprised that no one picked this up before publication, but we will charitably put that down to the organisational upset of Sars-Cov-2.

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Born 9 December 1933. Former Royal Air Force person. Retired Church of England Clergyman. Father. Grandfather, and now, Great Grandfather. Citizen of Europe and Fervent Remainer. Thinks that Members of Parliament and especially Ministers of the Crown, who lie to Parliament should be brought before a public tribunal where the evidence can be heard, and examined, and suitable penalties awarded.
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