Advanced Search   *   Manuscripts   *   Scribes   *   Authors   *   Letters
Home   *   About the Project   *   Bibliography
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
Find What? Search by
Scribal Profile
Current Manuscript:London, British Library, MS Stowe 71
Sampled Folios:3r, 50v
Example Page:Display a full page showing this scribe's hand
Image Rights:Reproduced with permission of The British Library. 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.
Usage: and
single compartment 'a' used alongside double compartment 'a'.
Usage: called
straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar.
Usage: And
a horned effect created on the lower lobe of this double compartment upper case 'A'.
Usage: agayn
two different versions of 'a' in this word.
Usage: lande
the basic shape of 'd'. The lobe may be more or less pointed. The loop may be more exaggerated sometimes extending backwards over previous letters.
Usage: compiled
'd' in final position usually has a flourished tag attached.
Usage: diu(er)se
Usage: Dioclician
upper case 'D' with vertical bisecting stroke.
Usage: kynges
the scribe's secretary 'g' with reverse flick on the tail which is used for the majority of the time.
Usage: grete
very occasionally it is possible to find a double compartment 'g' with long oval lower comparment.
Usage: thought
the combination 'ght' attracts a curved stroke above the letters rather than a line crossing 'h'.
Usage: Gascoyn
Usage: his
the scribe's simplest form of 'h'. In reality most forms of this letter occur as in the following versions.
Usage: tretith
where 'h' is combined with 't' or 'c' it is frequently crossed. Occasionally, as here, the tail-stroke ends with a flick to the right.
Usage: the
probably the most usual form of 'h' with continuation of the tail-stroke through to the next letter.
Usage: Here
decorative treatment of 'H' as the first letter of the incipit.
Usage: tretith
modern 'r' and long 'r' both used in all positions throughout.
Usage: ther
'r's in final position often have a flourish almost always to represent a missing 'e'. Long 'r' is used more frequently than modern 'r'.
Usage: wondirfull
'z'-shaped 'r' used frequently after vowels.
Usage: Riaall
Usage: werres
square-shaped sigma 's' used in initial and final positions.
Usage: so
long 's' used mainly in medial position, but occasionally, as here in initial position.
Usage: Surr(y)
Usage: Walisshmen
Usage: were
the scribe has several distinctive 'w's both anglicana and secreatry. All are used indiscriminately.
Usage: was
Usage: wreten
extended left limb of this cursive 'w'.
Usage: whoos
'w' as in version 2. Perhaps the most distinctive of this scribe's letter forms. When all three forms occur together they may be a good identifier for this scribe.
Usage: Troye
'y' is often dotted.
Usage: Albyon
the tail of 'y' often continues up to link to the next letter.
Usage: sory
the tail of 'y' can also be curtailed.
Usage: arryved
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þt
thorn is used occasionally.
Usage: þanne
Usage: myȝth
yogh is also used occasionally. The long tail is reminiscent of the Beryn scribe.
Usage: Cronyculeȝ
yogh is mainly used for the plural 'z' sound.
Usage: Brute
upper case 'B' is distinctive with looped head stroke.
Usage: Boke
Usage: Brigge
Usage: Brothir
Usage: of
'f' in final position nearly always has a descender usually at a 45 degree downward angle from the main stem.
Usage: of
Usage: wiff
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP