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Domesday Book | Lionbliss Research


Domesday Book is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of William I, known as William the Conqueror.[1] Domesday has long been associated with the Latin phrase Domus Dei, meaning "House of God".[2] The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that in 1085 the king sent his agents to survey every shire in England, to list his holdings and calculate the dues owed to him.[4]


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