The Domesday Book, Britainís nearly millennium old survey of land use and ownership, has been fully scanned, databased and placed online. Now a few clicks can give you access to high quality images of the original Latin document and a translation. However, after half an hour spent on the site (The British National Archives
) I still hadnít found a way to access the pages I wanted without paying. Now, I could be completely wrong and there could be free access, but if you do have to pay thatís very disappointing. The Domesday Book is a public treasure and should be available freely to all. I recognise that their were costs incurred in placing the text online, but those should be covered by the government or sponsorship, because heritage and history this important should not be restricted.