Counting 800 years

 

Sir, – With regard to recent correspondence on “800 years” of history with Britain, (Letters, July 26th), if one is dating this from the events of autumn 1171, the clock will shortly roll over, making it 900 years, to the nearest century.

There may need to be an official announcement of some sort. – Yours, etc,

JOHN DUFFY ,

Dublin 6W.