Domesday Book on display at Lincoln Castle06/06/2017
The Domesday Book dating back to 1086 is currently on display in Lincoln Castle. In a rare appearance outside of London, the book is being displayed as part of the Battles and Dynasties Exhibition and may be found in the castle's Magna Carta Vault.
Comissioned in 1085 by William the Conqueror, the Domesday book is the greatest land survey of medieval Europe. The book proved to show a concise display of who owned what in terms of land during a period of massive change in land ownership since the invasion of 1066.
The exhibition takes place until Sunday 3rd September, 2017 and is open between 10am and 5pm daily - charges do apply. Also on display is one of four only remaining original copies of the Magna Carta and one of two only remaining copies of the Charter of the Forest.
The 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln also coincides therefore making a trip to Lincoln Castle a great day out.