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
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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.