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?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.




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