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Knighthood and Battle Scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ashmole 45
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ashmole 45
Folios:Part 2
Sampled Folios:47r
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Usage: and
all the scribe's 'a's are single compartment.
Usage: mace
Usage: As
this graph is not found at the beginning of a line, but may nevertheless be one version of the upper case letter.
Usage: And
the upper case graph for 'A'.
Usage: deludid
unlooped 'd' is used most of the time. The shape of the lobe may vary from rounded to much more angular.
Usage: hond
Usage: dar
the scribe does used looped 'd' and the occurrences seem to be in clusters.
Usage: swoord
the scribe quite often uses this bastard form when 'd' is in final position.
Usage: gere
tailed 'g' is used throughout and is generally regularly formed.
Usage: gorge
Usage: George
the upper case graph.
Usage: as glad
a 'g' on the bottom line of the manuscript with licence to extend the tail-stroke.
Usage: hevy
the head-loop may be open as here, or looped as in the following versions.
Usage: hurtith
where 'h' follows 't' or 'g' it is 'crossed'. Here the cross is the curved stroke above and to the right of the graph itself.
Usage: right
the 'cross stroke' for the 'h' is again above and in advance of the 'h'.
Usage: Herneys
the upper case graph, differing from version 1 perhaps only in the thickness of the stem.
Usage: right
'z'-shaped 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: wher
modern 'r' is also used in all positions and the scribe does not appear to discriminate.
Usage: sore
Usage: Redy
at the beginning of a line and where all other graphs which begin the lines are upper case.
Usage: side
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The stem is very thick. It does taper and the head-stroke is fine and forms a small closed compartment at the top of the stem.
Usage: as
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: assise
Usage: This
Usage: when
in initial position, 'w' has an approach stroke which begins well below the graph.
Usage: Tweyn
two pointed 'v's make the graph.
Usage: Wt
the scribe abbreviates 'with' on several occasions.
Usage: Wil
upper case graph with slightly longer left arm.
Usage: myghti
the tail of 'y' is generally long. The curvature varies.
Usage: hevy
Usage: Yt
sometimes the tail of 'y' loops back up to the following word.
Usage: may
Usage: þu
a single example of thorn on the folio examined.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: The
Usage: But
Usage: Is
Usage: Eke
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