In 1086, Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous story of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman king William the Conqueror. It was called Domesday, the day of judgement, because 'like the day of judgement, its decisions are unalterable'.
In Search of the Roots of England is not only a study of the ancient manuscript but an attempt to analyse the world that Domesday Book so vividly portrayed. By skilful use of the Domesday record historian Michael Wood examines Norman society and the Anglo-Saxon, Roman, and even the Iron Age cultures that preceded it.
In 1086, Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical
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“The title does not do the book justice as it meanders through the UK's history. It defines and redefines "englishness" and exploring the fact that we are an amalgam of cultures with an undelying stoicness that explains our fierecly independant views. Who we are now comes from what we did as a people in the past.”
From: Paul Stockley