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The Calendar - Primitive Almanacs
Dr Robert Plot, in his Natural Ipistoru of Staffordshire 1686, gives an account of what he calls the Clog Almanac used in Denmark. He conceived it came into England with Danish invaders and settlers many centuries before. The clog bore the same relation to a printed almanac to a set of account books. It was a perpetual almanac, designed mainly to show the Sundays and other fixed holidays of the year, to observe on what day the year actually began, as compared with that represented on the clo...