2. Script Types

Even though the overall division of scripts or script phases is generally followed by palaeographers, the denomination of each phase has often lead to a degree of unresolved discussion. In this case we have opted to follow the terminology laid out by both Prof Michelle Brown, in her A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600, and Prof Jane Roberts, in her Guide to Scripts Used in English Writing up to 1500. Even though these two works vary in their focus, they are both essential to understand the nature and evolution of medieval palaeography fully both in England and in the wider European context.