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John Dodgson

John Dodgson who teaches Medieval English at University College London and is an expert on place-names, serves as acting general editor of the Phillimore edition of the Domesday Book.

1086, 1886, 1986 and all that

John Dodgson, 22 May 1986

1986 has been notable for the return of Halley’s Comet, one of the features of the Bayeux Tapestry, which records its appearance in 1066, conveniently ominous for the tapestry’s mendacious propaganda on behalf of the Norman Conquest. 1986 sees another remarkable periodic manifestation: this year is the 900th anniversary of Domesday Book, and centennial celebrations are in progress.

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