The Domesday Book
The Norman King William wanted to learn about his new kingdom in Britain
William wanted to know how much Britain was worth.
So the Normans sent their men to find out about every town, village, farm and field in all the land.
The Normans wanted to know how big they were, who owned them and how much tax they could pay.
Notes on every place in the country were written down in the Domesday book.
The reports were written in Latin in red and black ink.
The Great Domesday Book was finished in 1086.
The Domesday Book can still be seen in London.
The Binding of the the Domesday Book was done in the Tudor times