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Palaeography tutorial & exercises

Learn to read Tudor & Stuart handwriting

This interactive palaeography tutorial is a beginner's guide to a form of Tudor and Stuart handwriting known as Secretary Hand. It is not a comprehensive course, but will help you with the basic skills and confidence required for the study of early modern manuscripts.

Simply work your way through the four steps above. The last step includes five manuscript examples for you to try your new skills on, spanning c.1500 to c.1650. 

Palaeography tutorial & exercises