How to use Regnal-years in a sentence
When the need began to be felt events were probably at first dated by the regnal years of kings; the reigns of successive kings were then arranged in order, and grouped, if necessary, in dynasties, and thus a fixed standard was gradually constructed.
It is significant in this connexion that it was under Adrian (c. 774) that the papal chancery ceased to date by the regnal years of the Eastern emperor and substituted that of the pontificate.
From the Middle Kingdom onward to the Roman period, the dates upon Egyptian documents are given in regnal years.
Probably neither the Sothic nor any other era was employed by the ancient Egyptians, who dated solely by regnal years (see below).
Gildas does not mention any dates, not even any regnal years.Advertisement