Yes, sorry, the dreaded horizontal scrolling again.  
The document is in poor condition and some words are fairly much illegible on the screen version, so we will just have to trust the original transcribers in places. Still, the whole point about paleography is learning how to read difficult texts. Life wasn't meant to be easy. Personally, I find 14th century cursive scripts exceedingly difficult to read, but my resident medievalist husband has no problem with them, so I guess it is just a matter of practice.

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Royal writ of 1328 (Westminster Abbey. Muniments. Coronation No.II). All images from The New Palaeographical Society 1910, Plate 197.

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Medieval Writing
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