Domesday Book

William the Conqueror's great survey of England in 1086, which allowed him to calculate all the feudal income due to him, is described in LONDON: 'The Tower'. In the story, a clerical error in Domesday Book will lead to disaster for the descendants of Alfred the Armourer.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Hard to believe, but this month of April is the 50th anniversary of the 'official' break-up of the Beatles. This author was a very timid young student at Cambridge then. But the far more worldly and talented guy who had the room across the corridor from me had a lovely girlfriend who worked for John Lennon; and one day they scooped me up and took me to Lennon's house at Ascot. The white house with the white piano. Lennon himself wasn't there, but all the same . . . Fifty years later, that day is still so vivid




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