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Biggest Cities of England in 1000 AD with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the most populous cities within the Kingdom of England with an estimated population of over 2,000 in 1000 AD?
Population figures are based off this dataset by Dr. E. Buringh, La population des villes européennes, 800-1850 by Paul Bairoch and 4000 Years of Urban Growth: An Historical Census by Tertius Chandler.
Both historical and modern-day names accepted.
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Population
City
15k
Lundenwic
(London)
15k
Wintanceaster
(Winchester)
12k
Eoforwic
(York)
10k
Northwic
(Norwich)
8k
Lindocolina
(Lincoln)
5k
Brycgstow
(Bristol)
4k
Munucceaster
(Newcastle upon Tyne)
3k
Escanceaster
(Exeter)
3k
Gleawceaster
(Gloucester)
3k
Legaceaster
(Chester)
3k
Theodford
(Thetford)
2k
Cantwareburh
(Canterbury)
2k
Colenceaster
(Colchester)
Population
City
2k
Cyneburh
(St Albans)
2k
Duddanleah
(Dudley)
2k
Eilig
(Ely)
2k
Grantebrycge
(Cambridge)
2k
Hereford
2k
Ligeraceaster
(Leicester)
2k
Lyccidfeld
(Lichfield)
2k
Mamceaster
(Manchester)
2k
Oxnaford
(Oxford)
2k
Scrobbesburh
(Shrewsbury)
2k
Tonetun
(Taunton)
2k
Weogorna
(Worcester)
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Level 75
Oct 9, 2022
Very interesting, I take it the map is of England in 1000AD, if so the islands are very interesting, I didn't realise there were many off the east coast. Presumably the sea level was much lower then.
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Level 55
Oct 9, 2022
The Fens and the Wash can be very confusing to portray. Either way, the islands were supposedly part of Lincolescire / Lincolnshire after counties essentially replaced the Heptarchy system by the end of the century.