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The only h is an enlarged capital at the very beginning of the passage. Note that v is differentiated from u when it occurs at the beginning of a word, but is identical when it appears in the middle. This is really a difference in letter form depending on its position in the word rather than a differentiation between letters. There are various combinations of conjoined letters.
Book of Hours (National Library of Australia, MS 1097/9, f.53r). All images by permission of the National Library of Australia.

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Medieval Writing
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