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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Domesday Book

The original record or summary of William I the Conqueror's survey of England. By contemporaries the whole operation was known as �the description of England,� but the popular name Domesday - i.e., �doomsday,� when men face the record from which there is no appeal - was in general use by the mid-12th century. The survey, in the scope of its detail and the speed of its execution, was perhaps

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