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John Nichols-- (2 February 1745 – 26 November 1826) was an English printer, author and antiquary. He is remembered as an influential editor of the Gentleman's Magazine for nearly 40 years; author of a monumental county history of Leicestershire; author of two compendia of biographical material relating to his literary contemporaries; and as one of the agents behind the first complete publication of Domesday Book in 1783.
King William I The Conqueror
King William I The Conqueror (1066 - 1087) He was the illegitimate son of Duke Robert the Devil whom he succeeded as Duke of Normandy in 1035. Claiming that his 2nd cousin King Edward the Confessor had bequeathed him the English throne, William invaded England in September 1066, defeating Harold II Godwineson at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. William's coronation took place in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066. He completed the establishment of feudalism in England.
Domesday Book. Domesday received its name in the 12th century, for it was regarded as the ultimate authority, the last word on matters of property. Domesday is a most remarkable and valuable record, created in 1085-1086 by order of William (“the Conqueror”), so that he might fully know and understand the nation he ruled over.