Domesday Book

If you go around England, a lot of villages will mention that it is in the Domesday Book. I always wondered what that was and thought you might too.

William the Conqueror commissioned the Domesday Book in December 1086. It was a land survey so he knew what he owned and what he could charge for taxes. It recorded the names of villages, people that lived there and the assets in the area. It was called the Domesday Book in the 12th century because of the grand scale of the survey and it was like what was seen in the Last Judgement.

The two Domesday Books is kept in Kew in London and is deemed too valued to be seen but a copy is in the National Archives.

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