Domesday : The Inquest and the Book
- (Book - Amazon.co.uk) : Domesday Book is the oldest and most precious of the public records, but historians still disagree on its purpose. In arguing that the writing of Domesday Book was no part of the Domesday survey, this book proposed a solution to a riddle that will change our perception of the Norman Conquest and Norman kingship.
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Domesday Book. A Complete Set of 35 Volumes.
- (Book - Amazon.com) : 900 years ago--in 1086--William the Conqueror launched the great Domesday Survey of England to ascertain the extent and value of his newly acquired lands. Commissioners were sent to every county to discover the names of landowners and their tenants, as well as those who had owned land in the time of Edward the Confessor (d. 1066), the extent of the cultivated territory, and the value of land, plows, and livestock. Since this was accepted as the final authoritative register of rightful possession, people called it Domesday Book, by analogy with the Day of Judgment.
This is considered to be one of the most important books ever written. The full Latin text was printed in 1783, but in 900 years there has never been a complete English translation! Now the general public has access to the work that codified the structure of English society.
Domesday Book: A Complete Translation
- (Book - Amazon.co.uk) : Domesday Book, compiled in 1086 at the behest of William the Conqueror, has been described as "the most valuable piece of antiquity possessed by any nation" (David Hume) and viewed by historians as the final act of the Norman conquest. Produced under the supervision of the most renowned Domesday scholars, this authoritative translation of the complete Domesday offers a remarkable portrait of England in the late eleventh century.
General Introduction to Doomsday Book (2 Volumes)
- (Book - Amazon.com) : Domesday Book, the famous land and population census held during the time of Edward the Confessor (d. 1066) and William the Conqueror, is Britain's oldest public record and the true starting point of English genealogy. Ellis' work is designed to throw light upon the holdings of lands as well as instances of the hereditary descent of land from those who had possession in Saxon times. By far the greatest achievement of the work is the three indexes which comprise alphabetical lists of the names of all landowners and tenants, instancing the counties wherein they held land, the location of the original citation in Domesday Book, and details of their properties, marriages, and heirs. Read more... -
The Domesday Quest: In Search of the Roots of England
- (Book - Amazon.co.uk) : In 1086, Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous story of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman king William the Conqueror. It was called Domesday, the day of judgement, because 'like the day of judgement, its decisions are unalterable'. In Search of the Roots of England is not only a study of the ancient manuscript but an attempt to analyse the world that Domesday Book so vividly portrayed. By skilful use of the Domesday record historian Michael Wood examines Norman society and the Anglo-Saxon, Roman, and even the Iron Age cultures that preceded it.
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