Domesday book

domesday book

What is the Domesday Book?

Domesday Book is a detailed survey and valuation of landed property in England at the end of the 11th century. The survey was ordered by William the Conqueror at Christmas 1085 and undertaken the following year. It records who held the land and how it was used, and also includes information on how this had changed since the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Who created the Domesday data?

Site by Anna Powell-Smith, Domesday data created by Professor J.J.N. Palmer, University of Hull. In Our Time – the Domesday Book. BBC Radio 4 programme available on iPlayer

What is Doomesday Book?

The name Domesday Book ( Middle English for Doomsday Book) came into use in the 12th century. As Richard FitzNeal wrote in the Dialogus de Scaccario ( circa 1179): for as the sentence of that strict and terrible last account cannot be evaded by any skilful subterfuge, so when this book is appealed to ...

What is the meaning of Domesday?

Domesday has long been associated with the Latin phrase Domus Dei, meaning House of God. The manuscript is also known by the Latin name Liber de Wintonia, meaning Book of Winchester . The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states: Then, at the midwinter, was the king in Gloucester with his council....

Doomsday-book, dōōmz′dā-book, n.a book compiled by order of William the Conqueror, containing a survey of all the lands in England, their value, owners, &c.—so called from its authority in judgment (A.S. dóm) on the matters contained in it. How to pronounce Domesday-? Alex US English David US English Mark US English Daniel British Libby British Mia

How did Domesday get its name?

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