Late Medieval English Scribes

Late Medieval English Scribes is an online catalogue of all scribal hands (identified or unidentified) which appear in the manuscripts of the English writings of five major Middle English authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, John Trevisa, William Langland and Thomas Hoccleve. It includes over 500 scribal profiles and 16,800 images of letter forms.

Late Medieval English Scribes was developed by The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York and the University of Oxford with technical development provided by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield.


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