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Tout, T. F., The Westminster Chronicle Attributed to Robert of Reading (English Historical Review 31, pp. 450-464) Read this source online

Text name(s): Baronibus per regem de separacione scaccarii

Number of pages of primary source text: 1


    Dates: 1324 -

    Archival Reference: London, Westminster Abbey, Memoranda Roll K. R. no. 97

    Original Language(s): 

    • Anglo-Norman


    • Original language included.

    Translation Comments: 

    Geopolitical Region(s): 

    • England


    Record Types: 

    • Law - Legislation

    Subject Headings: 

    • Government
    • Law - Secular



    According to Tout, this document (pp. 462-463) is the royal writ which ordered the division of the royal exchequer into two branches, as detailed in the Westminster Chronicle attributed to Robert of Reading (Manchester, Chetham Library, MS no. 6712 Flores Historiarum; London, Brit. Lib., Cotton MS Cleopatra A. XVI). Tout believes the existence of this document shows that the Chronicle is factual. The rest of the article, of which this document is only a small fraction, relates the manuscript tradition of and problems relating to the Chronicle as a whole.

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    Cataloger: AM