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Rebels and outlaws

Rebels and outlaws

The origins of the legend of Robin Hood are unknown; but the Norman Conquest would provide the perfect setting

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Unsurprisingly, nostalgia for the Good Old Days can be detected in Domesday

Unsurprisingly, nostalgia for the Good Old Days can be detected in Domesday

as in this custom which made the Lady of the Manor ‘happy’

Slide 18

Fools and jesters

Fools and jesters

one of two jesters named in Domesday (whose quips may have had a bitter edge)

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Domesday Book

Domesday Book

All this, and much more, is recorded in Domesday Book, the single most valuable source for early medieval history

Domesday 1086

Domesday 2000

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Domesday Book

Domesday Book

Domesday Book is a major source for the disciplines of:

Archaeology

Geography

Genealogy

Law

Linguistics

Onomastics

Palaeography

Philology

Prosopography

Topography

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Domesday Book

Domesday Book

Domesday Book is known and studied world-wide. Scholars from the following countries have published significant work on Domesday Book:

Australia

Belgium

Canada

Denmark

France

Germany

Holland

Japan

Norway

Russia

Sweden

U.S.A.

A complete bibliography of Domesday Book would probably number 10,000 publications

as well as the U.K.

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