switch from Old to New Style Calendar was somewhat choppy, each
country adopted it whenever they were good and ready. France, for
instance, adopted it in 1582 but it took Greece until 1923.
If you have no clue what this is about, here is an example: If you
look up the October Revolution, you might find the dates
given as October 24 - 25, 1917 (November 6 - 7, 1917, New Style.)
Why two dates? Because it took the Soviet Union until
1918 to adopt the New Style Calendar. Which is why the October
Revolution actually took place in November.
Confused? Probably not as much as the
British were when, in order to switch from Old to New Style
Calendar, their September 2, 1752, was followed by September 14,
The secret police of Russia's tsar. Father Gapon was on
If you are a papal legate, then you're a direct
representative of the Pope to a certain country and authorized to
settle any matters regarding the Church. All in all, you are very
Longchamp was made papal legate for England in 1190.
Supreme courts in France under the ancien regime.
If you are referring to pilgrims, they
can either be a) people who travel in foreign lands or b)
people who travel to holy places for religious reasons. If you
capitalize the Pilgrims then you are talking about c) the
tour group of English colonists who came to Plymouth, Massachusetts in
1620, and who started the first stable colony in New England.