Saturday 23 February 2019, 10.00AM to 4.30pm
Unique in medieval history, the Domesday Survey is a fundamental part of the English heritage. There is no comparable record of a complete country, manor-by-manor. Over 12,500 entries in 40 gazetteers bear witness to the radical changes in land ownership after the Norman Conquest in 1066. This course will describe the backdrop against which the survey took place; it will elucidate how the book was compiled, and will analyse some of the entries, especially those referring to York and Yorkshire.
Cristina Figueredo BA MA PhD