Below are a list of links to sites on Domesday and the Norman Conquest.  Please be aware that site addresses change from time to time; should you find that any of the suggested links have become redundant, you might try entering the following keywords in one of the many Search Engines that are available on the Internet:

  • Domesday [or Domesday Book]
  • Norman Conquest
  • 1066
  • Edward the Confessor
  • William the Conqueror
  • Bayeux Tapestry
http://opendomesday.org/

A website for mapping and exploring Domesday places, with images of the Domesday manuscript for each entry, the listing of basic statistics entry-by-entry, and and the names of landowners for both 1066 and 1086, using data open-sourced by Professor J. J. N. Palmer, the website being created by Anna Powell-Smith.

https://hydra.hull.ac.uk

The digital repository at Hull University, from which many Domesday resources can be downloaded.

http://www.pase.ac.uk/index.html

A developing website with expert data on Anglo-Saxon and Domesday personal names

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/news-events/news.aspx?id=1948

UK Data Archive website. View the data from the recently completed AHRC Domesday project.


http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/book.html

Useful site for basic Domesday information.  Content includes: The Domesday Story, Timeline, Life in the 11th Century, Landowners, Place Name Origins and a William the Conqueror Glossary.

http://www.atsf.co.uk/dottext/domesday.html

The BBC Domesday Project was a pair of interactive videodiscs made by the BBC in London to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the original Domesday Book.  Find out more about the project here.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/domesday/discover-domesday/

Informative National Archives site, well-illustrated and easily navigated, providing an excellent introduction to Domesday Book and its context.

http://www.hastings1066.com/baythumb.shtml

The full Bayeux Tapestry Online.  Colourful - perhaps too colourful - images from the Bayeux Tapestry, with the Latin text, a translation, and a running commentary. A must for anyone interested in this subject.

http://www.roffe.co.uk/

The Home Page of David Roffe, a historian who has worked widely in archaeological units and more recently as a research fellow in the University of Sheffield.  Full of Domesday information.

http://www.illinoismedieval.org/ems/EMSpdf/V9/V9Kapelle.pdf

An essay on the purpose of Domesday by William E. Kapelle.

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