Luttrell Psalter (British Library, add. ms. 42130, f.149r), c.1340. Images from The New Palaeographical Society, 1904.
So how hard is that? If all scripts were so clear, we could all recite our Latin liturgy with ease. You can test yourself by trying a transcript of the whole page. Work through the text pages. Use a pen and paper. Then test it against ours. If you are feeling really ambitious, try rendering it in plain chant.

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Medieval Writing
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