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Posts Tagged ‘Domesday Book’

The Lordship of Shoddesden – A holding with pre-Norman provenance

Lordship Title of Shoddesden

Shoddesden is an interesting title. It’s one of those that actually has clear roots from before the Norman Invasion, which is unusual because it was William the Conqueror who formalised the process mostly. Shoddesden has deep history, therefore; it’s really old. The initial title holder was Aghmund (or Agemund) of Wellow. Aghmund was a Saxon…

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Domesday Book – a brief material history

Domesday Book

Fantastic blog post > Domesday Book – a brief material history, 931 years of history > http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/domesday-book-brief-material-history/ It will be on loan to Lincoln Castle until the 3rd September, The iconic document will be on display in the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault.

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Lady Godiva – A godly & goodly real-life legend

Lady Godiva

A long haired beauty riding naked through the streets of Coventry to help the poor, it’s a cracking story, isn’t it? But then it would have to be to survive for nine hundred years. How much truth there is in the detail we cite today is questioned, of course, because it’s not backed by any…

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Domesday Book – To bring the Barons in line?

Domesday Book

Previously we wrote a blog highlighting some of the issues historians have in interpreting the Domesday Books.  One of the reasons not mentioned in that article is a means of maximising taxation from the barons and just as important limiting the wealth and power of the barons. In the Domesday Books there are huge inconsistencies between…

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What was the Domesday Book for?

Domesday Book

Its purpose may never be known. However over the years our reasoning has changed its purpose several times.  This confusion is not a new thing as it is believed that as early as the mid 12th century, only 70 years after it was commissioned, confusion had already started.  Records then imply that the Domesday Books…

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What was the Domesday Book for?

Quick Trivia

Its purpose may never be known. However over the years our reasoning has changed its purpose several times.  This confusion is not a new thing as it is believed that as early as the mid 12th century, only 70 years after it was commissioned, confusion had already started.  Records then imply that the Domesday Books…

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Domesday Book – To bring the Barons in line?

Domesday Book

Earlier this week we wrote a blog highlighting some of the issues historians have in interpreting the Domesday Books.  One of the reasons not mentioned in that article is a means of maximising taxation from the barons and just as important limiting the wealth and power of the barons. In the Domesday Books there are…

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What was the Domesday Book for?

Domesday Book

Its purpose may never be known. However over the years our reasoning has changed its purpose several times.  This confusion is not a new thing as it is believed that as early as the mid 12th century, only 70 years after it was commissioned, confusion had already started.  Records then imply that the Domesday Books…

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What was a Lordship?

Lordship

This is more difficult to answer than you would expect.  Many experts will provide a definition as one of the well-known beliefs.  What we will do here is give you an explanation of how a manorial lordship was first used and how it has evolved over the ages. We first must make it clear that…

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