Image: A man on a horse is riding through the countryside, a sign says “Alnwick 10mi | London 300mi”
If this was set just 11 years beforehand I’d have to do a fuck more looking up measurements. Thankfully they used modern miles as standard from then, due to Queen Liz
35 Elizabeth c. 6 (1593)
An Act against converting of great Houses into several Tenements, and for Restraint of Inmates and Inclosures, in and near about the City of London and Westminster.
“… A Mile shall contain eight Furlongs, every Furlong forty Poles, and every Pole shall contain sixteen Foot and an half.”
This is the codification and namesake of the statute mile.
Also welsh miles beforehand (’cause wales was conquered by the english) were like 6 miles, they were set by a Welsh King called the Bald and Silent https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyfnwal_Moelmud