> Yes, this was a newspaper\'s interpretation of a press release. Having
> that, I would favour a comparison with modern New York rather than
> Hartlepool. 10th century York was a capital city and major port. Mark, are
> you really saying that 10th century York must have been the same size as
> 10th century Hartlepool because they are the same size today?
Nope... I was suggesting that a comparison of modern Hartlepool with modern
York was reasonable. Saxon through to Medieval Hartlepool was always quite
small in comparison with York, and the gap has only been closing since the
> Mark Simmons
> PS From memory, Dave\'s comparison of York with Hartlepool is pretty good.
> The modern Borough of Hartlepool\'s population is about 140,000, which is
> comparable in both pop and size with modern York. The C10 century
> at Hartlepool by contrast was confined to the headland, and would gave had
> population of perhaps 500.