The decision to commission Domesday followed the Christmas Witan of 1085 -
which is why we celebrated Domesday a year earlier than the rest of the
country. The significant question lies in the exact meaning of the
phraseology in Domesday, which could imply the king was here, or that he was
elsewhere. We, in our usual modest way, prefer to think of it as being
decided at Gloucester.
> From: Bea Hopkinson[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To: British archaeology discussion list
> Sent: 24 April 2001 19:07
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> Subject: Re: Museum access for amateur historians.
> You've wet my appetite to visit the museum. But as to William
> the Conqueror didn't he carry out the Domesday Survey from Winchester?
> On 4/23/01 3:56 AM Malcolm Watkins writes:
> >Same applies at Gloucester too. If you visit Gail, why not pop up to
> >Gloucester and visit our Norman cathedral (where William the Conqueror is
> >supposed to have decided to run Domesday), and the City Museum and Art
> >Gallery, where you can see the stunning Gloucester Tables Set
> >http://www.mylife.gloucester.gov.uk/City%20Museum/Tables/gloucest.htm - a
> >must for the wealthy Norman re-enactor!
> >Contact the Museum through [log in to unmask]
> Beatrice Hopkinson 73071,327@compuserve