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Television: Domesday echoes

by Gillean Craig

ST WULFSTAN, Bishop of Worcester, was an out-and-out rogue — but at least he was our rogue. I missed Domesday (BBC2, Saturday) when it was originally screened last year, but it was well worth repeating.

Stephen Baxter’s account of the creation of William the Conqueror’s great inventory of 1086 was en­grossing — and contemporary. This was, he maintained, essentially a record of national dispossession, itemising the greatest transfer of ownership our country has ever ...

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