The 17th-century origins of a modern finance tool

The 17th-century origins of a modern finance tool

Table “i” and accompanying text from Acroyd’s Tables of Leasses and Interest, sig. A3r. Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library, Canterbury, United Kingdom (reference: W/P-5-36). Reproduced courtesy of the Chapter of Canterbury. Credit: The Journal of Modern History (2024). DOI: 10.1086/728594 In the early 1600s, the officials running Durham Cathedral, in England, had serious financial problems….

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