Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Domesday Database Launched

Readers of the Blog may be interested in the following announcement of a new website:

An online database which promises to change our understanding of English society on the eve and in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest has been launched online.

“PASE Domesday” links information from the Domesday survey (1086) to maps showing the location of estates throughout England.

It has been created by a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and King’s College, London, and can be visited at:

http://domesday.pase.ac.uk

The site enables users to list, map and quantify the estates of all the landholders named in William the Conqueror’s great Domesday survey of 1086 at the click of a button.

Visitors can find out who owned their town or village, create maps and tables of the estates held by the same lords elsewhere in England, and examine the scale of the dispossession of the English by the Normans following the conquest of 1066.

Source: Cambridge Network, University of Cambridge.

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