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sr# Scottish Regnal

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Calendar Description

This is still a work in progress and is therefore subject to change.

The calendar presented here starts from King Malcolm II's reign on the j# 25 Mar 1005 to the end of King James VI (I of England) reign on j# 27 Mar 1625.

Use Case

The Scottish Regnal calendar has been used for dating of Scottish government and legal documents throughout the period covered by this calendar.

Definition

Record
erayearmonthday hyearwday

The dates given in the following table are Julian using the Scottish Hybrid calendar. They are based on the book "Scottish Kings" by Sir Archibald H. Dunbar, Bart.

NumberNameRangeEpochNotes
0Scottish Calendar
1Malcolm II25 Mar 1005 ~ 25 Nov 103425 Mar 1005
2Duncan I25 Nov 1034 ~ 14 Aug 104025 Nov 1034
3Macbeth14 Aug 1040 ~ 15 Aug 105714 Aug 1040
4Lulach15 Aug 1057 ~ 17 Mar 1057/815 Aug 1057
5Malcolm III17 Mar 1057/8 ~ 13 Nov 109317 Mar 1057/8
6Donald Bane13 Nov 1093 ~ 8 Oct 109713 Nov 1093
7Duncan II12 May 1094 ~ 12 Nov 109412 May 1094Interrupted Donalds Bane reign.
8Eadgar8 Oct 1097 ~ 8 Jan 1106/78 Oct 1097
9Alexander I8 Jan 1106/7 ~ 23 Apr 11248 Jan 1106/7
10David I23 Apr 1124 ~ 24 May 115323 Apr 1124
11Malcolm IV24 May 1153 ~ 9 Dec 116524 May 1153
12William9 Dec 1165 ~ 4 Dec 12149 Dec 1165
13Alexander II4 Dec 1214 ~ 8 Jul 12494 Dec 1214
14Alexander III8 Jul 1249 ~ 19 Mar 1285/68 Jul 1249
15Margaret19 Mar 1285/6 ~ 26 Sep 129019 Mar 1285/6
16Interregnum I27 Sep 1290 ~ 16 Nov 1292
17John17 Nov 1292 ~ 10 Jul 129617 Nov 1292
18Interregnum II11 Jul 1296 ~ 26 Mar 1306
19Robert I27 Mar 1306 ~ 7 Jun 132927 Mar 1306
20David II7 Jun 1329 ~ 22 Feb 1370/17 Jun 1329
21David II Alt6 Jun 1352 ~ 22 Feb 1370/17 Jun 1328Some documents are dated 1 year less than expected.
22Robert II22 Feb 1370/1 ~ 19 Apr 139022 Feb 1370/1
23Robert III19 Apr 1390 ~ 4 Apr 140619 Apr 1390
24James I4 Apr 1406 ~ 21 Feb 1436/74 Apr 1406
25James II21 Feb 1436/7 ~ 3 Aug 146021 Feb 1436/7
26James III3 Aug 1460 ~ 11 Jun 14883 Aug 1460
27James IV11 Jun 1488 ~ 9 Sep 151311 Jun 1488
28James V9 Sep 1513 ~ 14 Dec 15429 Sep 1513
29Mary14 Dec 1542 ~ 24 Jul 156714 Dec 1542
30James VI24 Jul 1567 ~ 27 Mar 162524 Jul 1567James I of England

Script

Default Script
vocab sr { name "Scottish Monarchs"; fieldname era; lang en; stylename Reign, Rn; tokens { 0, "Scottish calendar", "Scot"; 1, "Malcolm II", "Mal II"; 2, "Duncan I", "Dun I"; 3, "Macbeth", "Mbth"; 4, "Lulach", "Lul"; 5, "Malcolm III", "Mal III"; 6, "Donald Bane", "Don B"; 7, "Duncan II", "Dun II"; 8, "Eadgar", "Ead"; 9, "Alexander I", "Alex I"; 10, "David I", "Dav I"; 11, "Malcolm IV", "Mal IV"; 12, "William", "Wm"; 13, "Alexander II", "Alex II"; 14, "Alexander III", "Alex III"; 15, "Margaret", "Marg"; 16, "Interregnum I", "Int I"; 17, "John", "Jn"; 18, "Interregnum II", "Int II"; 19, "Robert I", "Rob I"; 20, "David II", "Dav II"; 21, "David II Alt", "Dav IIa"; 22, "Robert II", "Rob II"; 23, "Robert III", "Rob III"; 24, "James I", "Jm I"; 25, "James II", "Jm II"; 26, "James III", "Jm III"; 27, "James IV", "Jm IV"; 28, "James V", "Jm V"; 29, "Mary"; 30, "James VI", "Jm VI"; } } grammar sr { optional wday; alias field { WDay, wday; Reign, era; Day, day; Month, month; Year, year; "Hist-Year", hyear; } alias stylename { Day, dd; Month, mm; Year, yyyy; "Hist-Year", y; } vocabs sr, m, w; format dmyr, "(Day) |(Month:m.a)| (Year/Hist-Year) |(Reign:sr)"; format wdmyr, "(WDay:w.a) |(Day) |(Month:m.a)| (Year/Hist-Year) |(Reign:sr)"; pref dmyr; } scheme sr { name "Scottish Regnal"; regnal { fields year, month, day; extended hyear; era { scheme scot; match unshift, hyear; } era { // Malcolm II range 2088218 ~ 2099055; // 25 Mar 1005 ~ 25 Nov 1034 scheme 1 { shift j, 2088218; } } era { // Duncan I range 2099055 ~ 2101144; // 25 Nov 1034 ~ 14 Aug 1040 scheme 2 { shift j, 2099055; } } era { // Macbeth range 2101144 ~ 2107354; // 14 Aug 1040 ~ 15 Aug 1057 scheme 3 { shift j, 2101144; } } era { // Lulach 'The Simple' range 2107354 ~ 2107568; // 15 Aug 1057 ~ 17 Mar 1057/8 scheme 4 { shift j, 2107354; } } era { // Malcolm III range 2107568 ~ 2120593; // 17 Mar 1057/8 ~ 13 Nov 1093 scheme 5 { shift j, 2107568; } } era { // Donald Bane range 2120593 ~ 2122018; // 13 Nov 1093 ~ 8 Oct 1097 scheme 6 { shift j, 2120593; } } era { // Duncan II - interrupted Donalds Bane reign range 2120773 ~ 2120957; // 12 May 1094 ~ 12 Nov 1094 scheme 7 { shift j, 2120773; } } era { // Eadgar range 2122018 ~ 2125397; // 8 Oct 1097 ~ 8 Jan 1106/7 scheme 8 { shift j, 2122018; } } era { // Alexander I range 2125397 ~ 2131712; // 8 Jan 1106/7 ~ 23 Apr 1124 scheme 9 { shift j, 2125397; } } era { // David I range 2131712 ~ 2142335; // 23 Apr 1124 ~ 24 May 1153 scheme 10 { shift j, 2131712; } } era { // Malcolm IV range 2142335 ~ 2146917; // 24 May 1153 ~ 9 Dec 1165 scheme 11 { shift j, 2142335; } } era { // William range 2146917 ~ 2164809; // 9 Dec 1165 ~ 4 Dec 1214 scheme 12 { shift j, 2146917; } } era { // Alexander II range 2164809 ~ 2177444; // 4 Dec 1214 ~ 8 Jul 1249 scheme 13 { shift j, 2164809; } } era { // Alexander III range 2177444 ~ 2190847; // 8 Jul 1249 ~ 19 Mar 1285/6 scheme 14 { shift j, 2177444; } } era { // Margaret range 2190847 ~ 2192499; // 19 Mar 1285/6 ~ 26 Sep 1290 scheme 15 { shift j, 2190847; } } era { // 1st Interregnum range 2192500 ~ 2193281; // 27 Sep 1290 ~ 16 Nov 1292 scheme scot; match unshift, hyear; } era { // John range 2193282 ~ 2194613; // 17 Nov 1292 ~ 10 Jul 1296 scheme 17 { shift j, 2193282; } } era { // 2nd Interregnum range 2194614 ~ 2198159; // 11 Jul 1296 ~ 26 Mar 1306 scheme scot; match unshift, hyear; } era { // Robert I range 2198160 ~ 2206633; // 27 Mar 1306 ~ 7 Jun 1329 scheme 19 { shift j, 2198160; } } era { // David II range 2206633 ~ 2221868; // 7 Jun 1329 ~ 22 Feb 1370/1 scheme 20 { shift j, 2206633; } } era { // David II Alt (Some documents are dated 1 year less than given here.) range 2215033 ~ 2221868; // 6 Jun 1352 ~ 22 Feb 1370/1 scheme 21 { shift j, 2206268; } // 7 Jun 1328 } era { // Robert II range 2221868 ~ 2228864; // 22 Feb 1370/1 ~ 19 Apr 1390 scheme 22 { shift j, 2221868; } } era { // Robert III range 2228864 ~ 2234693; // 19 Apr 1390 ~ 4 Apr 1406 scheme 23 { shift j, 2228864; } } era { // James I range 2234693 ~ 2245974; // 4 Apr 1406 ~ 21 Feb 1436/7 scheme 24 { shift j, 2234693; } } era { // James II range 2245974 ~ 2254538; // 21 Feb 1436/7 ~ 3 Aug 1460 scheme 25 { shift j, 2245974; } } era { // James III range 2254538 ~ 2264712; // 3 Aug 1460 ~ 11 Jun 1488 scheme 26 { shift j, 2254538; } } era { // James IV range 2264712 ~ 2273933; // 11 Jun 1488 ~ 9 Sep 1513 scheme 27 { shift j, 2264712; } } era { // James V range 2273933 ~ 2284621; // 9 Sep 1513 ~ 14 Dec 1542 scheme 28 { shift j, 2273933; } } era { // Mary range 2284621 ~ 2293609; // 14 Dec 1542 ~ 24 Jul 1567 scheme 29 { shift j, 2284621; } } era { // James VI range 2293609 ~ 2361221; // 24 Jul 1567 ~ 27 Mar 1625 scheme 29 { shift j, 2293609; } } } grammar sr; }

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