Are there equivalents of the Domesday Book for other (French or German) duchies?

What is the modern day equivalent of the Domesday Book?

National Asset Register

Fair, dispassionate and astonishingly detailed, the Domesday Book was an instant classic. So how does its modern equivalent – the so-called National Asset Register (price £72.50) – compare?

How many Domesday Book’s are there?

In fact there are two Domesday Books – Little Domesday and Great Domesday, which together contain a great deal of information about England in the 11th century.

Is there a translation of the Domesday Book?

7.2 The Editions Alecto translation and edition
Alternatively, you can use the Alecto translation in Domesday Book: A Complete Translation (Penguin Books, 1992), which is indexed by place; or the printed transcript and translations produced by Alecto in 1986. Both are available in The National Archives’ library.

Did the Domesday Book include Wales?

Wales was a settlement in Domesday Book, in the hundred of Strafforth and the county of Yorkshire. It had a recorded population of 14.6 households in 1086 (NB: 14.6 households is an estimate, since multiple places are mentioned in the same entry), and is listed under 2 owners in Domesday Book.

Where is the original Domesday Book?

The original Domesday Book has survived over 900 years of English history and is currently housed in a specially made chest at The National Archives in Kew, London.

What information is left out of the Domesday Book?

The Domesday Book did not survey all of England. Some important places were left out. Northumberland, Durham, and Cumbria were left out as was most of north-west England which was not completely under Norman control.

Who were the slaves in the Domesday Book?

The Domesday Book of 1086 reveals that around one-tenth of the people of England were counted as slaves, effectively the chattels of manorial lords. Although their treatment and conditions were more humane than those on later slave ships and plantations, they were nevertheless unfree.

Why do they call it the doomsday book?

Why is it called ‘Domesday’? The word ‘Domesday’ does not appear in the book itself. A book written about the Exchequer in c. 1176 (the Dialogus de Sacarrio) states that the book was called ‘Domesday’ as a metaphor for the day of judgement, because its decisions, like those of the last judgement, were unalterable.

Is there a copy of the doomsday book?

Today, Domesday Book is available in numerous editions, usually separated by county and available with other local history resources.

Does the Domesday Book still exist?

Introduction. The Domesday Book – compiled in 1085-6 – is one of the few historical records whose name is familiar to most people in this country. It is our earliest public record, the foundation document of the national archives and a legal document that is still valid as evidence of title to land.

What did William do with the Domesday Book?

After the Norman invasion and conquest of England in 1066, the Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by order of William The Conqueror. William needed to raise taxes to pay for his army and so a survey was set in motion to assess the wealth and and assets of his subjects throughout the land.

How long did it take to complete the Domesday Book?

The Saxon Chronicle states that it took place in 1085, while other sources state that it was done in 1086. The whole survey took less than a year to complete and the books can be found in the Public Records Office.

Why was the Domesday Book unreliable?

Domesday Book does not show us how many people lived in England. Only the heads of household are listed. No children, monks, nuns or people who lived in castles are recorded. Major cities such as Winchester and London are left out.

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