1086 and all that.. indeed

Another post in an occasional series on dusty, or boggy, old tomes.. this time that tome is scribe A’s masterwork The Domesday Book, both Great and Little versions, which, as described in this Independent article, spotted via the Guardian NewsBlog, went online today.. and you can search and download images.. have fun! In related [sort of – Ed] news, the 1986 BBC attempt to emulate the Domesday catalogue, once thought lost forever, is also online here, not as neatly though.. but, unlike the original Domesday survey of 11th Century England, it does include information about Northern Ireland.. from 1986 natch.