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The great roll of the pipe for the eighth year of the reign of King Henry III, Michaelmas 1224 (Pipe Roll 68) - Emilie Amt
Each year, the medieval English Exchequer (the government department concerned with finance) produced a parchment roll known as the pipe roll or great roll. It was called the great roll because of its size and significance; it was probably called the pipe roll because, when rolled up, it looked like a pipe. The pipe rolls …