Ox plough


17 June 1986, United Kingdom
900th Anniversary of Domesday Book / The Peasants
design: Tayburn Design / illustrations: Magnus Lohkamp

The Domesday Book was a medieval census ordered by the King, William the Conqueror – and completed in 1086. This stamp shows that the majority of population (82%) in Britain at that time, the peasants or slaves, worked to produce food. Forests were cleared and plowed by Ox-power.

Illustrations on this series of stamps are nicely made in the manner of Medieval style – I thought the pictures were from the original book, but they weren’t!



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