double compartment 'a' used throughout.
double compartment 'a' with much smaller upper lobe when compared with the lower lobe.
Usage: Ca o
secretary 'a' used for the Chapter number. However, the scribe alternates anglicana and secretary 'a' on f184 for the Brut, but does not use secretary 'a' at all on f225, for the Seige of Jerusalem.
upper case 'A' with a touch of the colour used for the blue lombard initial which begins the section.
looped 'd' is used throughout.
a triangular loop on this 'd'.
'd' in final position with tag, at the end of the running title.
the scribe's upper case 'D'.
a diamond-shaped lower lobe.
in the Brut, the scribe's script is much more casual and he is less precise in his letter forms.
'g' with hooked tag.
most of the scribe's 'h's in the Brut section are in this more cursive form.
crossed 'h' after 'c'.
'h' with limb descending and tail flicking to the right. The 'h' is crossed after 't'.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a rubric with triangular head-stroke.
long 'r' used in all positions except after 'o' on both these folios.
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o' exclusively on these folios. The graph usually has a curled otiose stroke which descends from the lower left side.
long 'r' in initial position.
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sigma 's' is always used in final position.
long 's' used initially and medially.
upper case 'S'.
the scribe has a variety of 'w's. This is the most common one on these two folios. The top arched stroke is sometimes open.
'w' with single lobe on the right. This occurs in the Brut section where the scribe's hand is much more cursive.
in some of this scribe's manuscripts this type of 'w' is the only one used with spurred foot to the left of the lower left limb.
presumably the scribe would consider this as an upper case letter.
the tails on 'y' vary enormously in length and curvature.
barely a tail, merely a slightly curved extension
this scribe's I's are always distinctive.
the looped approach stroke varies in size but almost always joins the main stem some way below the head point.
but the HM114 scribe also has an upper case 'I' like this one.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn used for definite articles, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns.
yogh used as representative of 'y'.