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DOMESDAY, or DOMESDAY-BOOK. An ancient record made in the time of William the Conqueror, and now remaining in the English exchequer, consisting of two volumes of unequal sizes, containing surveys of the lands in England.

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The Domesday Chest, which housed the Domesday Book, inset, from 1500 onwards, on display at The National Archives in Kew, London, before the book is loaned to Lincoln Castle Jonathan Brady
That census was completed by 1086, the Domesday Book was complete and the king had all the information he wanted.
With The World Before Domesday: The English Aristocracy 900-1066, Ann Williams provides an exceptional and accessible insight into the pre-Conquest development of the English aristocracy, an area of Anglo-Saxon history rarely addressed in academic scholarship.
For background information on the BBC Domesday Project, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Domesday_Project.
Tory communities spokeswoman Justine Greening slammed ministers for failing to protect vital services, describing the report as like a modern-day Domesday Book - a survey of England for William the Conqueror in 1086.
Hazlewood Castle has been around since the Domesday Book...
The Domesday Book, the oldest public record in the UK, has been made into a database which can viewed on the Internet free of charge.
Chapters also look at the Domesday jurors, and names and ethnicity in Anglo-Norman England.
The 920-year-old Domesday Book has entered the 21st century.
The results of the survey were recorded in a monumental work known as the Domesday Book.
The Domesday Book, the oldest public record in Britain, has been placed on the Internet by The National Archives, enabling readers to browse the 920-year-old census online.
Will the modem day Domesday Book be lost because nobody preserved the software to run it?