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Reissued in its 1878 edition, this digest of the 'Modern Domesday Book' catalogues the landholdings of Britain's wealthiest families.
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First published in 1876, and reissued here in the 1878 edition that covered the entire British Isles, this important work utilised and corrected the 1873 Return of Owners of Land (known as the 'Modern Domesday Book'), the first post-Norman survey of British landholdings. John Bateman (1839 1910), a landowner himself recorded here, sought to amend numerous and significant errors in the Return, increasing its usability by grouping listings by owner rather than location. He further enhanced the record by giving many college and club affiliations - indicative of religious and political alignments. An analysis chapter overviews the distribution of holdings and highlights both lucrative and low-yielding estates. Bateman's apparent hope of justifying the existing landowning system in the British Isles was undermined by data which revealed the concentration of land in aristocratic hands, yet the work provides historians with a valuable snapshot of this system in its Victorian heyday."
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