The Domesday Book (Still Not That One)
On the coat tails of the best-selling Domesday Book (No, Not That One), someone has let out volume II of William’s Adventures in England.
It’s history, but not as we know it.
England, 1067-ish and the King’s grip is tight. His Earls of Northumbria will keep dying though. Every time he appoints one, someone sticks something in them, or sets light to them. Something is going on and he has a strong suspicion who’s behind it. If he’s right, it could mean real trouble.
In Viking Vinland, the man who would be king awaits rescue – and waits. If no one else is going to do it, he will just have to rescue himself. There’s only a bit of sea to cross, he will sail home and take his throne by force. Although he might need a bit of help.
And then there are the Danes and the Scots who have their own ideas.
If Volume I is anything to go by, this situation is a recipe for disaster. And if you’ve got the recipe, you might as well make a disaster.
The text books would have you believe that everything in the past was carefully planned and organised. That the leaders of the time were clear in their aims and decisive in their actions. That the people knew what great events they were living through.
No one made mistakes, no one incompetent ever got to be in charge and above all, no one ever had a laugh.
The 16th book to do things to history that it never asked for, returns to the aftermath of the most famous date ever. 1066. Well, the year after actually, no one ever talks about that – and with good reason, it was chaos.
Caution: contains facts.
What they said of The Domesday Book (No, Not That One)
‘Had me chuckling the whole way through,’ Discovering Diamonds.
5* ‘Brilliantly humorous,’
5* ‘A laugh riot,’