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A Brief History of Double Entry Book-keeping - Episode 5


Jolyon Jenkins investigates how accountants shaped the modern world. Jolyon examines accountancy fraud in the Middle Ages, brought about by the Black Death. He hears how 16th-century merchants didn't try to hide the evidence of their smuggling in their double entry books and how the Exchequer collected taxes by chopping sticks in half.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-03-12 15:45:00 - 2010-03-12 16:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,