‘Fools or Charlatans’ The Reading of Domesday Book is a statistical analysis of Domesday Book and an exposure of a hoax that appears to have poisoned higher education for over a century. If it was a novel then you wouldn’t believe it was possible, laughable yet tragic, here is the proof – England’s unique national treasure, Domesday Book, cannot be read. A 900 year old statistical archive which modern scholars cannot put into modern terms, therefore they claim that it never made sense. If so, why was it ever compiled? Arthur Wright delves into the present state of knowledge before asking why relevant, original passages in Domesday Book, and those in coetaneous archives which provide the necessary information, have been hidden from historians and other researchers by Domesday scholars? In a final attempt to understand why such indefensible decisions have been made, Arthur Wright analyses every unit and whole landscapes in order to prove that the whole book can be read like any modern document. Long ago, he maintains, a toxic asset and Trojan was allowed to corrupt higher education and he exposes it and also the lies, denials and cyber attacks made by ‘experts’ who wished to silence him. This informative read will interest readers of history, politics, economics and methodology. “I have been impressed by Henry Loyn, Oliver Rackham and Mark Overton, but most of all by F. W. Maitland”, says Arthur Wright. This is a convincing and compelling argument which also reveals some of the shameful cover-ups in our society’s history. What does Domesday Book really say about Saxon England and its landscapes, inhabitants, economies and politics? Readers will be shocked and surprised by this detailed historical account and they will certainly discover it was not an acultural “Dark Age” of ignorance and poverty.
Historian Arthur Wright is back with his third work of historical research: Domesday Book Beyond the Censors. Following on from the success of his previous published works about the Domesday Book, Fools or Charlatans (Matador 2014) and Hoax! (Matador, 2009), Arthur returns to analyse the Domesday Book and explain why readers should change their understanding of both the Norman Conquest and King William.Arthur explores the way in which current Domesday Book studies have poisoned higher education, he questions why universities, scholars and even the media have censored this first ever reading of our greatest national treasure? He argues that they refuse either to read or to challenge his methodology because, in his opinion, they have promoted a religion and not a scientific process and are frightened by the exposure of the Domesday Cult they have created. Arthur has already published the method by which these 900-year-old surveys can finally be read. However, in Domesday Book Beyond the Censors, Arthur more specifically extracts indirect economic evidence from the statistical matrix he has already deciphered in order to reveal industries, economic development, and the real genius of William the Conqueror, together with Saxon England as the most advanced Kingdom in Europe. This astonishing research will interest readers of history, politics, economics, methodology and even conspiracy theory.