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Late Medieval English Scribes is an online catalogue of all scribal hands (identified or unidentified) which appear in the manuscripts of the English writings of five major Middle English authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, John Trevisa, William Langland and Thomas Hoccleve.

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421 manuscript descriptions
526 scribal profiles
17191 images of letter forms
441 images of manuscript pages
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Hand B from London, British Library MS Additional 27944


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