2 what is 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. The national archives is the home of domesday book, the oldest surviving public record find out how to search for your town or village, and how to access images of domesday along with an english translation, using our research guide. Doomsday book [connie willis] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers for kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century. Domesday book, or, the great survey of england of william the conqueror ad mlxxxvi fac-simile of the part relating to norfork item preview remove-circle share or embed this item.
Domesday book of judgement sally harvey depicts domesday book as the written evidence of a potentially insecure conquest successfully transforming itself, by a combination of administrative insight and military might, into a permanent establishment. Known as the domesday book, this survey contained all the details of the names of places, the number of people, goods, and animals, and the use and the owners of the land it took two years to collect all the information for this survey. Domesday book an ancient record of land ownership in england commissioned by william the conqueror in the year 1085 and finished in 1086, the book is a superb example of thorough and speedy administration, unequaled by any other project undertaken during the middle ages.
The domesday book was commissioned in december 1085 by william the conqueror, who invaded england in 1066 the first draft was completed in august 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the english counties south of the rivers ribble and. Domesday book is the most complete survey of a pre-industrial society anywhere in the world it enables us to reconstruct the politics, government, society and economy of 11th-century england with greater precision than is possible for almost any other pre-modern polity. Domesday book definition is - a record of a survey of english lands and landholdings made by order of william the conqueror about 1086 a record of a survey of english lands and landholdings made by order of william the conqueror about 1086. The domesday book was created the domesday book the results created what's known as the domesday book it actually described a wide range of ways in. The domesday book - one of the most valuable records of the uk's past history in 1086 william the conquerer commanded a survey of the country for taxation purposes domesday book contains fascinating information such as land ownership, livestock and even local customs.
Domesday book definition, a record of a survey of the lands of england made by order of william the conqueror about 1086, giving ownership, extent, value, etc, of the properties see more. 05) but domesday book was a better hurdler, won his maiden hurdle at navan and is a tall, imposing individual who ought to develop into an even better chaser harvey logan can gun down his rivals for instance, st peter's church is mentioned in the domesday book and harborne was more of a farming community then. The first online copy of domesday book of 1086: search for your town or village in domesday book, find population and tax records, and see the original domesday folios free online. Domesday book synonyms, domesday book pronunciation, domesday book translation, english dictionary definition of domesday book also dooms ay book n the written record of a census and survey of english landowners and their property made by order of william the conqueror in. I refer to the domesday book, or survey of the country which william caused to be made english villages p h ditchfield the dome on the new court-house is expected to be completed by domesday punchinello, vol 1, no 3, april 16, 1870 various.
Domesday book (/ ˈ d uː m z d eɪ / or us / ˈ d oʊ m z d eɪ / latin language: liber de wintonia ) is a manuscript that records the great survey of much of england and parts of wales completed in 1086 the survey was executed for william i of england (william the conqueror): while spending the. The domesday book, our earliest public record, is a unique survey of the value and ownership of lands and resources in late 11th century england the record was compiled in 1086-1087, a mere twenty years after the norman conquest, at the order of william the conqueror william commissioned the. Domesday book may also refer to: domesday book, the newsletter of the castle & crusade society exeter domesday book , land and tax register see also doomsday (disambiguation) doomsday book (disambiguation) bbc domesday project domesday (disambiguation) the domesday book is a record of the great survey of england completed in 1086. The system of landholding as portrayed throughout the domesday book was based on a rigid social hierarchy called the feudal system, imposed in england by william the conqueror following his successful 1066 conquest rather than being owned, as is the case nowadays, land was held from a member of society higher up the social tree. 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.
But what william the conqueror didn't have in the domesday book was an easy way of searching its reams of data it has taken more than 900 years, but at last the internet has provided a solution. First amongst these was the domesday book, of which farley became custodian, granting visiting antiquaries access to the book and making transcripts for a fee in later life farley was to produce the first printed edition of domesday book. Domesday book, or simply domesday, the record of the great survey of england executed for william the conqueror we learn from the english chronicle that the scheme of this survey was discussed and determined in the christmas assembly of 1085, and from the colophon of domesday book that the survey. Domesday book was known as the book of winchester when it was housed in the royal treasury at winchester it was moved to westminster and then to the national archives at kew domesday book provides a vast amount of information for those who want to build up a.
Domesday86 is a project that aims to recreate the experience of the original bbc domesday project using modern hardware and software on this site you will find a growing collection of documentation for the original acorn/bbc domesday project as well as details of the domesday86 project itself.