Domesday Book – the day of judgement

Great Domesday Book Surrey, 1086-1087 (E 31/2/1 f30v)
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Would you like to take part in our Domesday drama?

This engaging workshop brings to life one of the most important and famous documents in history! Students take part in a role-play with professional actors to find out about the history and key events behind Domesday’s creation. They also have the privileged opportunity to examine original documents relating to Norman Britain, including the Domesday Abbreviato and tally sticks dating from the 13th century. This session is available on selected dates only.

This workshop supports schools studying the development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509.

Connections to the curriculum: History, English (spoken language)

Available as: On site workshop

Session options

This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives

2 hours

Available: 21, 22, 23 March 2017

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 3

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 5365

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