What does the Aº in "In the reign of King Henry II. Aº. 12" mean? [closed]

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This phrase was found in the BHO source reference:

 Francis Blomefield, 'Holt hundred: Melton Constable', in An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 9 (London, 1808), pp. 415-426. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol9/pp415-426 [accessed 20 August 2018].

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'Anno.'  Twelfth year of the reign of King Henry II.
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Thanks for the star, Rodney!

A Regnal calendar to make this easy:

12 Henry II: 19 December 1165 to 18 December 1166

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