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Domesday Book: A Complete Translation

Available for the first time in one volume, here is a complete translation from the original Latin of Domesday Book, together with an index of places and glossary of terms used. The detailed picture of the English landscape Domesday offers is unparalleled in any other country. It is valuable not just for the picture it allows local historians to reconstruct of their area as it was in the eleventh century, but also as the foundation document of the national archives. It has been used down the ages as evidence of title to land: remarkably, it was last consulted for legal precedent in 1982. "A must for scholars and history buffs everywhere!" - Michael Wood.