This year is the 1400th anniversary of Hild’s birth. According to Bede.* Given that her feast day is mid-November, and in my novel her birthday is mid-October, I’ve decided autumn would be a splendid time to celebrate.
My problem? My latin is truly terrible. I don’t know the word for fourteen hundredth. If I guess, I come up with quattourdecenennial which looks…messy. So if anyone out there has a better answer I’d love to hear it!
While we’re at it, anyone willing to take a stab at fourteen hundredth in Old English?
*In his Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, or History of the English Church and People, or… Well, there are many translators who have interpreted the title slightly differently. Pick your poison.