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Prof Stephen Baxter on BBC Radio 4

Yesterday afternoon, Prof Stephen Baxter, Barron Fellow in Medieval History at St Peter's, appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme, Making History.

Prof Baxter, who is a world-leading expert on Domesday Book, the survey of England carried out by William the Conqueror in 1086, was on the programme to speak about his ground-breaking work on what is arguably England’s most famous manuscript.

At the heart of this work is a related manuscript known as Exon Domesday, a unique surviving ‘draft’ of the survey carried out in the south-west of the country, which in 2011 was removed from its 19th-century binding, allowing Stephen and a group of researchers to study the manuscript’s composition in detail for the first time.

This has led to important new insights into how and why Domesday Book itself was made.

To find more out about this work click here

To listen to the programme in full click here (segment at 4.08, Stephen at 8.55).

Prof Stephen Baxter on BBC Radio 4