The Domesday Book: England's Heritage Then and Now

Thomas Hinde Elizabeth Hallam


The Domesday Book: England's Heritage Then and Now

The Domesday Book: England's Heritage Then and Now

  • Title: The Domesday Book: England's Heritage Then and Now
  • Author: Thomas Hinde Elizabeth Hallam
  • ISBN: 9781858334400
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback



A fundamental part of English heritage, the Domesday Book is unique in medieval history, recording an entire country and its inhabitants town by town, with over 12,500 entries In this lavishly illustrated book, Elizabeth Hallam and Thomas Hinde examine the background to the nine hundred year old document, setting the events of 1086 into the context of the medieval world.A fundamental part of English heritage, the Domesday Book is unique in medieval history, recording an entire country and its inhabitants town by town, with over 12,500 entries In this lavishly illustrated book, Elizabeth Hallam and Thomas Hinde examine the background to the nine hundred year old document, setting the events of 1086 into the context of the medieval world It is a remarkable tribute to English continuity that almost all of the Domesday settlements still exist in some form or another.


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When you hear something called "The Doomsday Book" you expect the mother of all of dystopia novels. However, when you see the actual title and learn that the book is essentially a summary list of the towns and villages in 1086 England, well The Domesday Book maybe doesn't seem quite so kick-ass.YOU ARE WRONG! Okay, maybe some of you are right. But those of you that dig history, oh man, you're going to get giddy in your pants!Twenty years after conquering England, the aptly named Norman bastard W [...]

Domesday Book (often misspelled “Doomsday”) has fascinated me for a long time, both as an historian with a particular interest in the early medieval period, and as an archivist with a love of old documents. There is simply nothing else like it in existence, in any Western country. The original book itself is very difficult to read since it’s an inventory, not a narrative, and the Latin is extremely abbreviated and compressed, to save space. Nor does it cover the whole of England; the city [...]

This is a good book even if it is a large coffee table book. Some parts were meant for serious study but over all interesting.

Great book and subject, this is what Doomsday looked like a thousand years ago, and what it could look like tomorrowfvp

Had exactly what I was looking for. Good resource for casual research.


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