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Aungerville, Richard, better known as Richard de Bury, was born at Bury St. Edmunds in 1281. After studying at Oxford he became a monk of Durham, and was chosen to educate the heir apparent, afterwards Edward III., who made him Bishop of Durham in 1333 and afterwards high chancellor and treasurer. He was a learned man and a great lover of books. He corresponded with Petrarch, and wrote Philobiblon, probably the earliest treatise of the kind in England. His library, which he bequeathed to Oxford, was dispersed at the Reformation. He died in 1345.