Manuscript Skills: Post Medieval Palaeography and Diplomatic

This module considers the historical development of handwriting (palaeography) in Britain between c1450 and  c1800, the characteristics of specific types of script, the principles of transcription and other editorial methods, and the development of common form in formal documents (diplomatic). Practical and technical skills in reading and transcription are developed through applying theory to practice in a wide range of manuscript material under careful guidance.