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Re: error in time line 1793-1818
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Posted by: JTMorgan on December 20, 1998
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Posted by tina on December 7, 1998
Subject: Re: error in time line 1793-1818
> The article on enclosure of land advises that 1 hectare contains 100 acres. Thsi is nonsense. I hectare includes approximately 2.5 acres of land. It is a shame that such a comprehensive attempt at Welsh history should contain such an obvious error. It casts into doubt the accuracy of the rest of the text.

Actually, a hectare is a metric unit the area of which equals 10,000 square metres or 2.471 acres, not 2.5 acres. However, a quibble about one typographical error on the part of a programmer hardly invalidates the level of scholarship evident in Dr. Williams' authoritative and accessible distillation of hundreds of years of history!


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