Money & values

Domesday Book provides a wealth of detail on manorial values and the monetary system, without parallel anywhere in medieval Europe.

The more significant terms employed in Domesday Book on these topics are:

For the monetary system and the ways in which payments might be rendered, see Sally P.J. Harvey, 'Royal revenue and Domesday terminology', Economic History Review, second series, vol. 20 (1967), pages 221-28, and Sally P.J. Harvey: Domesday, Book of Judgement (2013), chapter 6 and appendix 1. For the meaning of the annual values, the manner in which the information was gathered and presented, and the variations in what might have been included in the valuations, see H.C. Darby, Domesday England (Cambridge, 1977), pages 208-31.