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A Second Domesday?: The Hundred Rolls of 1279-80

Sandra Raban


The 1279–80 hundred rolls are one of the most important but neglected sources for 13th-century English history. This book places the inquiry in its historical context among other inquiries by Edward I in England, Gascony, the Channel Islands, and Wales, and by other rulers on the Continent. It examines its purpose and whether it was conceived deliberately as a second Domesday Book. The geographical range and chronology of the inquiry are examined, how it was conducted and the way in which the returns were compiled. The book concludes with an assessment of the uses which contemporaries and mode ... More

Keywords: 1279–80 hundred rolls, Edward I, Gascony, Channel Islands, Wales, England, Domesday Book, range, returns, chronology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252879
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252879.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Raban, author
Fellow Emerita, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge