Thursday, February 14, 2008
Domesday freely available on the internet
"Domesday Book (1086) is the oldest and most famous public record, the 'jewel in the crown' of the National Archives. The history of the great majority of English towns and villages begins with Domesday Book which records - as one disgruntled contemporary complained - every sheep, cow and pig in the country, as well as every landowner, peasant and taxpayer and their resources. It is the most comprehensive collection of social and economic data of the pre-industrial world. The data can be accessed through the Data Catalogue held at the UKDA. An Athens ID and password is needed to access the collection"