Domesday in the Public Record

Date / time: 29 July, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Domesday in the Public Record


Join us in discovering more about one of the most iconic and important public records in our collection.

The Domesday Book is a truly iconic document and has held a special place in the public imagination since it was written 900 years ago. Commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1085, Domesday Book is the most complete record of pre-industrial society to survive anywhere in the world and provides a unique window on the medieval world.

This talk will focus on Domesday’s life over the past nine centuries, its uses, and anecdotes from its later life in the Public Record Office – all through the lens of our collection.

This talk will be presented by Jessica Nelson, Head of Collections, Expertise and Engagement at The National Archives.

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