Bilingual Psalter, late 15th or early 16th century. From a private collection. Photographs © Dianne Tillotson.
Well, that was a bit of a long haul, but you got two for the price of one there. To give yourself a real test, try a complete transcript. Go to the text pages and write it out with a pen and paper. Then check it against ours. This one is not so hard. I have some 16th century French scripts which I will include when I have worked them out myself, but it might not be real soon yet.

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Medieval Writing
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