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Domesday Book to be loaned to Lincoln Castle

The National Archives has revealed on it website that one of the earliest surviving public records – Domesday Book – is going to be loaned to Lincoln Castle as part of a major exhibition for 2017. The iconic document that was commissioned in 1086 by William I, the Norman king best known as William the Conqueror, to give him an insight into his new realm by recording the taxable value and resources of all the boroughs and manors in England is to travel North. The document will be on loan to Lincoln Castle from its permanent home at The National Archives in Kew. It will be on display in the Magna Carta vault from 27 May to 3 September along with a number of local and national treasures showcased as part of the exhibition 'Battles and Dynasties'. Read more on TNA's website: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/domesday-loan-to-lincoln-castle/  

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Domesday Book joins UNESCO register

Latest news from The National Archives is that eleven items have been selected from the UK's libraries, archives and museums to represent our outstanding heritage in the UK Memory of the World Register. From Domesday Book to Hitchcock's silent films, these valuable works span nearly 900 years, come from across the country and embody pivotal moments in the history of the UK. This is the third group of inscriptions to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register, an online catalogue promoting some of the UK's exceptional documentary riches across the world. The 11 items and collections being inscribed to the UK Memory of the World Register are:
  • Domesday Book - The National Archives, Kew
  • Tyne & Wear Shipyards collection - Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle
  • Aberdeen Burgh Registers - Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen
  • Hitchcock's silent films - British Film Institute National Archive, London
  • Churchill Archives - Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge
  • The Haig Papers - National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Scottish Royal National Institution archives - University of Stirling, Stirling
  • Dorothy Wordsworth's journal - Wordsworth Trust, Cumbria
  • Thomas Hardy Archive - Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
  • London bomb damage maps - London Metropolitan Archives, London
  • Robert Stephenson and Company archives - National Railway Museum, York
There's more details available from The National Archives website.
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