Scribal ProfileThomas Hoccleve; Hand E
|Profiles for this Scribe:|
1. Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.2. (581)
|Current Manuscript:||Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.2. (581)|
|Example Page:||Display a full page showing this scribe's hand|
|Image Rights:||Reproduced by kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. All images on this website are reproduced with permission of the Libraries, Archives, and Owners of the manuscripts. Manuscript images that appear on this website remain in the copyright of the libraries where the manuscripts are held. Use of these images for any purpose other than private study without written permission of those libraries is prohibited by law.|
all lower case 'a's are of the single compartment secretary type.
the graph is square-shaped. Hairlines connect both strokes at top and bottom.
a typical Hoccleve upper case 'A'.
looped 'd' is used throughout.
sometimes the loop of 'd' arches back over the preceding letter.
Usage: me doun
secretary 'g' with tail stroke which rejoins the body of the graph.
the tail-stroke follows round clockwise and joins the body of the graph at the head.
'g' with tail which first turns clockwise then curls back in reverse to finish.
upper case 'G' with hook to end the head-stroke.
the typical form of 'h'. Doyle and Parkes note as an individual trait, that 'the stem, shoulder and limb' of 'h' frequently 'drop below the level of other letters'.
the tail-stroke is lengthened and turns counter-clockwise to finish.
upper case letter with distinct foot on the stem.
a detached head-stroke on this graph.
long 'r' used in every position, but alternating with modern 'r'.
some of the scribe's 'z'-shaped 'r's have a curled tag descending from the left side of the lower stroke. Used mainly after 'o'.
modern 'r' used in every position.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
long 's' used initially and medially. It is sometimes possible to see a tiny tag to the left of the shaft and a small protruding horn at the head of the letter.
occasionally the shaft of 's' is split.
'w' with angled feet.
upper case 'W' is formed in exactly the same way.
the very idiosyncratic circular Hoccleve 'w', more common in the late 14th century.
a typical Hoccleve 'y' with tail rising above the letter, curving round and ending with a slightly thicker curved stroke to form the dot of 'y'.
'Y' in upper case position at the beginning of a line.