|Pardon the necessity for horizontal scrolling in these exercises, but medieval document scribes tended to prefer a wide angle view.|
|The script is spiky and angular, cursive and heavily abbreviated. There are a few flourishes, mainly appearing at the ends of words, which sometimes appear to be abbreviation marks and sometimes just appear to be calligraphic tricks.|
|Private charter of Richard and Elizabeth Redmayn, of 1417 (British Library, Harleian Charter 112 C 30). All images by permission of the British Library.|
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