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|The calendar has some particular abbreviations that do not necessarily conform to the usual conventions. Packed as it is with virgins, apostles, bishops and martyrs, these terms are often written as super abbreviations in a code which everyone reading the calendar would have been familiar with. The names are in genitive case, which is in itself a form of shorthand for feast of ....|
|Calendar from a Book of Hours, c.1470. From a private collection. Photographs © Dianne Tillotson.|
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