The hypothesis made by Fowler is that the value of a Manor /Vill is significantly reduced when an army is marched through that location. William did not wish to destroy his new kingdom (as was subsequently done in the ‘harrying of the North’ ; he just wanted to feed his army as he approached London )

The analysis is based on a comparison of the value in 1067 compared to the value in the time of Edward the Confessor


A reduction of 45% was used to estimate the route(s) across Bedfordshire taken by the army


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