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?
In 1890, nine-year-old Daisy Ashford wrote a novel and never showed it to the world. It was only after her mother’s death some twenty-eight years later, when she was sorting through old papers with her sisters, that she found the manuscript in a drawer. After the manuscript found its way to publishers, the book – The Young Visiters – came out in 1919, (yes, that is how the title was spelled) to great acclaim. After the book went into several editions, Daisy bought a farm with her earnings, commenting, “I like fresh air and royalty cheques”.




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