SOME NOTES ON THE DATE
The booklet "A Tryal of
Witches" erroneously dates the trial to March 1664 both on the front cover
and in the introduction which says that it took place in the
"Sixteenth year of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord King Charles II.
This date is incorrect for the original indictments in the Public Record
Office (ASSI/16/4/1) and other contemporary sources indicate clearly
that it took place in the 14th year of the reign of Charles II.
Charles's regnal year is reckoned as beginning on January 30th and the
14th year is calculated as running from January 30th 1662 to January