The Doomsday Book

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The doomsday book more properly called the Domesday book, is an ancient census, or survey, of the value of real estate in England completed in the year 1086.

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An image of the Domesday book From the UK National Archives.

It is actually two separate books:

  • Little Domesday deals with Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, is a bit bigger. 
  • The Great Domesday deals with the rest of England.


see also : http://clearlyexplained.com/technology/writing/books/the-doomsday-book.html

References sources:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_book
  • http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/stories/123.htm?homelink=news