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Questions, questions, questions

Description of film

Short film describing the reaction of a Saxon village reeve to the process of collecting information for Domesday.


This is the second of four clips filmed to illustrate the process of collecting information for the Domesday survey in 1086.

Interesting or important points about the film

This is the actor's own interpretation of evidence about the Saxon reaction to the survey of their village. The script is not based directly on any particular source.

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Further information
CategoryPre 20th Century
Sub categoryDomesday
FilmQuestions, questions, questions
ProducerThe National Archives
DateMay 2006