|Click on button beside each word to indicate how it is abbreviated in the text. Sorry about the horizontal scrolling. When the arrow shoots off stage right you will just have to chase it to see where it has gone.|
|There are numerous abbreviations, some standard French forms and a few that seem a little ad hoc. The second part of the document has more of the same. To find them all, work through the text pages with the transcript window open.|
|Royal writ of 1328 (Westminster Abbey. Muniments. Coronation No.II). All images from The New Palaeographical Society 1910, Plate 197.|
|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|
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