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From: "Mike Chaney" <>
Subject: Re: [HRT] Defining the Hitchin Hundred
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 13:07:23 -0000
> A 'hundred' appears to equate to either the area which provided the host
> with 100 warriors or which measured 100 'hides'. A 'hide' has been defined
> as being between 40 and 120 acres.
A quick dip into Wikipedia suggests that a Hundred was the area of land
which would support a hundred households or "hides". No doubt the actual
area varied throughout the country. I didn't pursue it further.
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