This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... 17 THE BED BOOK OF THE
EXCHEQUER. Second only in honour to Domesday Book itself, the
'Liber Rubeus de Scaccario' has, for more than six centuries, held
a foremost place among our national records. Prized by officials
for its precedents, by antiquaries for its vast store of
topographical and genealogical information, its well-thumbed pages
have been scanned by twenty generations of students. At last--one
may use the term advisedly, for the work was announced as ' in the
press' for years--almost all its unpublished contents are made
accessible in print.1 The responsible authorities of the Rolls
Series could not have selected an official more obviously qualified
to edit the great Exchequer register than was Mr. Hubert Hall.
Devoting himself with special zeal to the records of the ancient
Exchequer, he had produced, as the fruit of his studies, 'Court
Life under the Plantagenets' (1890), and 'Antiquities and
Curiosities of the Exchequer' (1891), while the papers in the third
and seventh volumes of the Pipe Roll Society on 'the system of the
Exchequer' were also from his pen. 1 The Bed Booh of the Exchequer,
3 vols. Edited by Hubert Hall, F.S.A., of the Public Record
Office... under the direction of the Master of the Bolls. There is,
perhaps, no man living, certainly no Englishman, so intimately
conversant with the early records of what to the men of the twelfth
century was already the mysterious, the almost sacrosanct Court of
the Exchequer. But Mr. Hall had further claims. As Director of the
Royal Historical Society, he was clearly an authority on history,
while his knowledge of palaeography and 'diplomatic, ' which was an
essential requisite in the editor of a corrupt and derived MS.,
comprising a congeries of records, is vouched for by the...
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