Sunday, August 20, 2006

Houses and History in the March of Wales

Richard Suggett's book should be purchased by anyone with an interest in the history of Radnorshire. One small mistake in the book is an underestimation of the population of the county at the end of the Nineteenth Century, it was 23000 not 16000 as Richard believes. I know exactly how this error came about because I have made the same mistake myself, some of the published population sources refer to the population of the Radnorshire Poor Law Unions rather than the county as a whole and parts of the county were included in the Builth and Hay Unions.

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