LikeARollingStone, I like your method!
It’s good to create Links between the two, it’s much easier to memorise and recall. But I sometimes have to link 3 or 4, sometimes as much as 6 in a single loci.
I’ve already memorised the US presidents, and all 63 Kings & Queens of the UK, but all without the “From” and “To” years. I have used the linking system with the loci method, and at some locis I had 3 Kings in a loci, and some had 6 in a loci. For example, There was 4 George one after another, so I just put them in one locus as it’s so easy to just recall. And to recall the position of each King, I’ve added a number shape at every 5th King so that I could remember which king was at a certain position.
Now that I have them in my long term memory, I will be going back to each king and add an image for 4 digits for the “From” and 4 Digits for the “To” years. So I’ll be able to recall the dates for each King as well. I just wish I had more time in my hand, so I wouldn’t have to postpone it
What’s your method of memorising the years with each?