Domesday Book

  1. record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror
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  • There is little information in Domesday Book on peasant production but a good deal on demesne inputs and output.
  • We have always been spoiled for choice - in the Domesday Book, there were 1,800 ‘vills’ in Yorkshire.
  • • To publish online an inventory of all non-personal datasets held by departments and arms-length bodies - a "domesday book" for the 21st century directgov called Mygov Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis |
  • The term ‘villanus’ was used in Domesday Book without any derogatory flavour to indicate persons who lived in ‘vills’ - and therefore formed the largest social class.
  • Other candidates include the ship burial at Sutton Hoo, the Lindisfarne Gospels, Magna Carta, the Domesday Book and the Isle of Lewis chessmen.
  • Swindon - derived from the Saxon words swine dun meaning pig hill - was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, but it was not until the late 13 th century that it grew into a small town with a weekly market.
  • Most oaths are known only from undated but late versions recorded in the Ipswich Domesday books, although some of the key elements are found in the account of the setting up of self-government in 1200 or implied in the custumal.
  • Domesday Book also lists the demesne resources or inputs.
  • The first documentary reference is in the Domesday Book of 1086, but there has been evidence of Roman and Saxon occupation.
  • Digital domesday book unlocked: “The Domesday Project highlights the problems of digital preservation.” also see Why PDF Sucks That’s what I’m saying… - emergency weblog; or: epersonae; or: elaine nelson
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