Domesday Book is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in by order of King William the Conqueror. 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. The site provides information about the Domesday survey, the Domesday Book, background information on life in England at the time, links.
Domesday Book, the original record or summary of William I's survey of England. By contemporaries the whole operation was known as “the description of. Produced at amazing speed in the years after the Conquest, the Domesday Book provides a vivid picture of late 11th-century England. After the Norman invasion and conquest of England in , the Domesday Book was commissioned in December by order of William The Conqueror.
The first online copy of Domesday Book of search for your town or village in Domesday Book, find population and tax records, and see the original. Domesday Book is one of the most famous documents in English history—and arguably in world history. Now available in one volume, here is the complete. William's reasons for compiling the Domesday Book will never be known for certain. However, Domesday was probably the result of a geld (land tax) inquest to.