Brighton & Hove Black History

Revealing Brighton and Hove’s hidden past

9th century

The Saxons

During the later part of the Roman rule in Sussex, frequent raids were carried out by the Saxons, who eventually overthrow the Romans , thus large numbers of new settlers inhabiting Sussex. The Saxons create settlements in Brighton and Hove…. Continue Reading →

1086 Brighton named in the Doomsday Book of 1086,’Bristelmestune’

Ralph holds Brighton from William. Brictric held it by gift of Earl Godwin. Before 1066 and now it answered for 5 1/2 hides.> Land for 3 ploughs. In Lordship ½ plough; 18 villagers and 9 smallholding’s. 3 ploughs and 1… Continue Reading →

1086 Doomsday Book

Brighton was known as ‘Bristelmestune’ as recorded in the Doomsday book, the first census? in England. The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August… Continue Reading →

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