Alphabet                 

Below are sample alphabets of the four major scripts used in early modern English-language documents.


Examples of the 4 Main Scripts

To learn more about these scripts, visit the Scripts section under Techniques and Tools.



Secretary Hand

From "Learning to write the alphabet" by Heather Wolfe at
The Collation: a gathering of scholarship from the Folger Shakespeare Library


The Secretary Hand: Full Alphabet


For further practice with Secretary hand, visit 

Pay particular attention to the lowercase c, e, h, r, s, u/v, w, and x.​



Court Hand
 
Italic Hand “Italique hande”

From "Learning to write the alphabet" by Heather Wolfe at
The Collation: a gathering of scholarship from the Folger Shakespeare Library

English Round Hand

round hand script

From "Round hand script" at brittanica.com

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