David Roffe, MA, PhD, FRHistS, FSA

Domesday Book

David Roffe is a medieval historian who was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Leicester University. His research interests include the Danelaw, landscape history, towns, the church, and insanity in the Middle Ages, but he is best known for his work on Domesday Book. He has edited five volumes of the Alecto facsimile and translation of the text (Derbyshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Nottinghamshire, London: Alecto Historical Editions, 1989-91, 2000), and written two monographs on the subject (Domesday: the Inquest and the Book, Oxford: OUP, 2000; Decoding Domesday, Woodbridge: Boydell, 2007). He is currently engaged in producing a text of Great Domesday Book which, edited to modern standards, will supersede the Farley edition of 1783.