double compartment 'a' used throughout with little variation.
just one of a variety of upper case 'A's used by this scribe. The first letter of the line is set apart slightly.
a second form of upper case 'A' which may vary on each occasion with added tags to limbs, serrated ends to the lobe and variation in angularity.
an unusual upper case 'A' which is used by Scribe D occasionally. It is also found in the hands of clerks copying entries into the Letter Books copied at the London Guildhall.
'd' in initial position. The lobe is squarish with upper loop curving backwards to a point where an oblique downstroke angles back to close the graph.
there are no tags or flourishes on 'd' in final position. In this example, the loop is not so sharply angled.
the oblique down-stroke runs parallel to the left side of the lobe.
double compartment anglicana 'g' used throughout.
the head of the upper compartment comprises thick strokes to right and left and hairline strokes to top and bottom. The forward slash leaves the upper compartment from the middle point where the thick right-hand stroke ends.
a final 'g' with squashed and pointed lower compartment. The hand of Scribe D shows 'g' with similar formation.
'ght' in combination with forward slash making contact with the stem of 'h'.
the stem of 'h' is a thick stroke with rounded foot and a triangular head stroke which returns to brush the top of the shoulder.
the tail stroke often sweeps back beneath the preceding two graphs.
the tail of 'h' may be seen sweeping down and then turning counter-clockwise to finish.
long 'r' is used almost exclusively in all positions except only after 'o'. The one exception on this folio is the use of a modern 'r' in final position in the word 'maner'.
long 'r' in final position in this Latin word. The rounded shoulder ends in a curve upwards.
long 'r' in final position with upward flourish almost certainly representative of a missing final 'e'.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o'. A curved otiose stroke leaves the lower left side of the graph.
sigma 's' is almost always used in initial position and sometimes in final position.
sigma 's' in final position.
'8'-shaped 's' in final position. In this position it is the preferred graph.
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
the majority of the scribe's 'w's are of this form. However, as will been seen in succeeding examples, he may vary the shape according to whim.
the left arm of the graph curves outward while the middle stroke curves to the right over the final element.
a rounded form of 'w' which the scribe also uses occasionally.
upper case 'W' shows the same possibilities for variance as the lower case examples.
'y' is usually consistently formed with thick left limb and a right limb which begins as a thick curving stroke but becomes fine at the fork. The tail is a generous counter-clockwise curve.
the 'y' in this example is dotted and the scribe uses both dotted and undotted examples at random.
a wider curve to the tail in this example.
|Yogh and thorn|
yogh is used as equivalent to both 'y' and 'gh'.
thorn is used mainly for articles and pronouns.
|Upper Case I|
the scribe has a distinctive upper case 'i' which varies in small features but which consists mainly in a downstroke which tapers from thin to thick to thin again.
Usage: I; the head of 'i' is usually split and there may be one, two or no blobs or strokes to the left of the stem.
the finishing stroke may be squared off at the bottom and taken back clockwise to make contact with the stem.