Domesday Explorer is the electronic version of Great Domesday Book, the culmination of twenty years research and development (1980-2000) by the Domesday Explorer team.
Originally published by Phillimore & Co (2000), Domesday Explorer is now available for purchase as a CD-ROM from The History Press, with selected Reviews here.
What you can do
System RequirementsDomesday Explorer will run all versions of Microsoft Windows, although note that an update to the Borland Database Engine is required for Windows 7 and above (see Updates section on this page).
Fix for Windows 7 and above
Following reports Domesday Explorer would not run on later versions of Windows, we have determined the problem lies with the Borland Database Engine (BDE) on which Domesday Explorer relies. Unfortunately, Borland stopped releasing updates to their installer for later versions of Windows, but various people have packaged up the BDE with installers which work.
We have successfully used this one. It is simple to download and install, after which Domesday Explorer will run normally.
An update to Domesday Explorer software, v1.1 can be downloaded from the Downloads page. It can only be installed over a prior copy of version 1.0 as the update does not include the data which has not changed since version 1.0.
Update to Domesday Explorer: version 1.1
Update to Domesday Explorer v1.0 help fileAn update to the Domesday Explorer help file can be downloaded from the Downloads page.