Dialogus de Scaccario

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The Dialogue of the Exchequer is the earliest administrative handbook in English history and a prime source for historians of royal finance. Written in the 1170s it gives an account of Exchequer practice in the form of a dialogue between pupil and master. Its author, Richard FitzNigel (c. 1130–98), was rewarded in 1189 by being made bishop of London.

Subjects: History — Literature.

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