First a small apology that the images for this document may be rather small. At one stage I thought it would be a brilliant idea to scan in hundreds of images from resources scavenged from dark and forgotten places in the library to have a databank to use at my leisure, but over the years screens have got bigger, but with finer resolution and ... ah well. No, I'm not going to do them all again. When you look at real documents they won't all be magnified and optimised, so there.
If you have conquered the exercises, you may want to try a transcription of the whole document. Use a pen and paper, and check it against ours here. Even if you don't understand all the words, you will have a marvellous set of names to use for an Anglo-Saxons and Normans re-enactment party.
|Manumissions of Serfs, 12th century (Exeter. Chapter Library, No.3501). (From The New Palaeographical Society 1903)|
|Click on each of the above to walk your way through the text. The transcript will appear in a separate window so that you can use it for reference at any time. These exercises are designed to guide you through the text, not test you, so you can cheat as much as you like.|
|Script sample for this example|
|Index of Exercises|
|Index of Scripts|
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