Hand: Scribble (Godwine mun, 7r), BL Royal 5.F.iii
- Scribble (Godwine mun, 7r)
- BL Royal 5.F.iii
- Saec. xi
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
Ker dated this scribble to the tenth century,Ker, Catalogue, p. 322 (no. 253). but it is not at all clear to me why he did so; the rotundity of the second hand in particular fits more comfortably in the mid-eleventh century. The scribe wrote a regular hand with relatively thin pen and level cue-height. The descender of wynn is straight, minim-length, and tapering, and minims have approach-strokes and either no feet or small horizontal ones. The back of d is angled at 45° but vertical-tipped. Horned e was used, the back vertical and the tongue long and turned up at the tip. The shoulders of m and n are slightly angular.