Domesday Book Database Now Online

We seem to have a Norman theme today!

You can now search the Domesday Book online thanks to the PASE Domesday project run by King’s College, London and the University of Cambridge.

Here’s a sample output for the town where I grew up (click on the image to see it in detail):

Taunton in the Domesday Book

You can also look up people and get map views as well. Previously the data was available as a downloadable file, but the online version looks very user friendly as well, so I’m sure this resource will be very valuable to anyone interested in that period. Even as a historian who is interested in later events (14c) some of the detail about manors is very interesting to look at as there aren’t similarly comprehensive records available for the later Middle Ages.

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