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Hand B
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Current Manuscript:England, London, British Library MS Cotton Tiberius D. VII Volume 2
Folios:Vol. 2 ff169-295
Sampled Folios:230r
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Usage: acorde
double compartment 'a' with upper compartment smaller than the lower one.
Usage: At
a form of upper case 'A' seen frequently in, for example, the London Letter Books where this form is often used when naming the 'A'ldermen.
Usage: mAner
the scribe often inserts what seems to be an upper case graph in the middle of a word comprising lower case graphs.
Usage: As
Usage: dukes
the lower lobe of 'd' may be angular or more rounded.
Usage: myddel
an example showing both rounded and angular lobes.
Usage: kyngdom
'd' with enlarged point at the left side of the lobe and hairline to close.
Usage: Durhurst
upper case 'D'.
Usage: grete
'g' is formed with several strokes joined by hairlines giving a squarish aspect to the upper lobe and a triangular aspect to the lower lobe.
Usage: kyng
'g' in final position frequently has a curl to finish, even where an extra 'e' might not be expected.
Usage: plegges
Usage: Gloucet(er)
Usage: hy
the stem of 'h' is slightly angled, giving a tilted appearance to the graph.
Usage: hast
an open head to most of this scribe's 'h's.
Usage: hys hed
Usage: ?erteynlych
a single example on this folio of a crossed 'h' following 'c'.
Usage: rameseye
long 'r' is the selected graph for 'r' throughout this folio.
Usage: maner
in final position, 'r' generally has an upturn to finish.
Usage: worl
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o'.
Usage: R
a stand-alone graph for 'R'.
Usage: syde
this form of sigma 's' is used in initial position.
Usage: stryngþe
long 's' is also used in initial position.
Usage: alyens
sigma 's' used in final position.
Usage: So
this word occurs after a punctus elevatus and may be the scribe's upper case selection for this graph, and does not differ in form from the conventional lower case graph.
Usage: were
the scribe has several forms of 'w' which he varies to no apparent plan. Here both limbs have closed looped heads.
Usage: whan(n)e
there is a curved approach stroke to the left limb of this version. The middle limb is still looped.
Usage: wonderede
the left limb is not parallel with the middle one but extends out to the left with closed head at a higher level than the head-loop of the middle stroke.
Usage: Whan(n)e
'W' in upper case position. A separate and open-headed left limb with head-stroke arching over the middle loop.
Usage: why
'y' is frequently dotted with tail which curls back almost completing a loop.
Usage: kyngdom
Usage: byhuld
Usage: lordschype
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: eyþer
thorn has a tapering stem with lobe set near the top.
Usage: stryngþe
Usage: knyȝtes
yogh is used as equivalent of both 'gh' and 'y'.
Usage: ȝeste ȝat
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