Domesday Book

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record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror

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The Leek Wootton estate - which was mentioned in the Domesday Book - totals around 61 acres of grounds including 21 acres of woodland, tennis courts and a variety of buildings, next to The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club.
The village appears in Domesday Book, suffered from the Black Death, witnessed Lollardy, the Reformation, the Civil Wars, enclosures, and expanded in the nineteenth century.
00pm) Stephen Baxter examines the purpose of the Domesday Book.
It may well be that the government of Kenya has the very best of intentions and truly wants to slow the spread of HIV and save lives, but they might want to consider repealing that fourteen-year prison stint before embarking on their Gay Domesday Book.
While The Domesday Book is an extreme example of the codification of property, Roberts notes that even an illiterate section of society is capable of measuring and establishing patterns of settlement.
The Domesday Book, the oldest public record in the UK, has been made into a database which can viewed on the Internet free of charge.
The 920-year-old Domesday Book has entered the 21st century.
THE Domesday Book has been launched on the internet.
The Domesday Book, the oldest public record in Britain, has been placed on the Internet by The National Archives, enabling readers to browse the 920-year-old census online.
This census was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Domesday Book is the most celebrated source in English medieval history not only because it is so very detailed but also because it is remarkably well documented.
The new National Asset Register has priced all of Britain's public possessions - in the first exercise of its kind since the Domesday Book.
The great post-Conquest 'census,' Domesday Book, providing our single greatest repository of social and economic data about the kingdom, demonstrates this, though not without equivocation: Pelteret shows the ambiguity and the nonutiliry of this collection of documents when we are looking for the remnants of true slavery (Domesday's servi were precisely that--slaves).
The company was founded in 1867 at Ponders End Mills in North London, a site on the River Lea that has been milling flour since before the Domesday Book.
It provided essential information to revise tax assessments and also documented the feudal structure -- 'who held what, and owed what, to whom' For many years after William's death Domesday Book was extensively used in the courts to resolve disputes over land title.