After 30 years in provincial museums and 10 with an outreach service I have had experience of agricultural, maritime, military and social history, crafts, conservation, archaeology, exhibitions and living history. It was in the 1970's that I came under the spell of Domesday Book to discover (like many others) that the 'experts' know virtually nothing about it, so I set out to solve the riddle. It has always been my belief that 'nothing which happened in the past is dead to the man who would know how the present came to be what it is'. The solution turned out to be unequivocal, not a matter of scholastic opinion but one of arithmetic, since when the
'experts' have done their best to silence me.