This painting by William Hogarth captures a popular legend in the bottom right ” give us back our 11 days”. This refers to the 11 day adjustment (loss) made in 1752 to the English Year in adopting the Gregorian Calendar. This suggestion of riotous assembly has been termed an urban myth by Historians but the populace of Quainton is recorded in the national press of 1753 as a very unhappy and disbelieving congregation. The event explained….
image from, William Hogarth, An Election I: The Election Entertainment, P53.