You have nothing to lose but your Markov chains!
From “A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485”, by Nicholas Vincent:
Finally, as in all modern debates from which statistics and the spirit of Karl Marx are never far distant, it has been argued that, by 1200, Philip of France was far richer than the King of England and therefore ideally placed to seize the Plantagenet lands.
Statisticians or Stakhanovites? You decide…