Cool! It is called 'Examples of English Handwriting 1150 - 1750 by Hilda E.P. Grieve. ISBN number is 0 900360 313 it is an Essex Record Office Publication. Bascially she gives examples of old handwriting and then a transcription, all taken from Essex documents. It demonstrates the style which can be jolly handy! Probably got it from the Essex Records Office.
ps I agree with Pottoka's 'immediately'.
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Thread: Help with handwriting
15-06-2009, 9:41 PM #11
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15-06-2009, 9:42 PM #12
15-06-2009, 9:43 PM #13
At least, if this is the official transcript, it's solved the "earth" problem, so thank you!
15-06-2009, 9:44 PM #14
15-06-2009, 10:18 PM #15
I definitely think it's "in" earth.
If you think of the Lord's Prayer, there are both versions in that: "in earth as in heaven", and "on earth as in heaven", depending on the church you attend. Or, in my case, the rules of English grammar and simple logic as set down by one of the teachers at my primary (church) school who decreed that we can only walk on the earth.
16-06-2009, 9:11 PM #16
Thank you Finbar, for the link - will be exploring this in the next few days when I have time to browse, and Pottoka for your help and suggestions. It does seem as though it's "in earth" although I would say that grammatically that's not really correct (perhaps we shared the same English teacher?!) Not being a particularly religious person I had to recite the whole Lords Prayer to myself before being able to say that I was taught "on earth as it is in heaven".
17-06-2009, 7:17 AM #17GeoffersGuestOriginally Posted by Janice Gibson
17-06-2009, 1:42 PM #18JAP1Guest
22-06-2009, 1:09 PM #19
Thank you Geoffers and Jap1, for your help. Very interesting to see "in earth" as well as "on earth". Janice
26-06-2009, 1:43 PM #20
I'm very impressed and interested with your transcriptions of Henry VIII's will. I mentioned previously that I was really interested in transcribing Elizabeth I's will and I contacted the Royal Archives, British Library and The National Archives to try to locate a possible will but unfortunately I have had an email reply back from the Curator of Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts at the British Library who says that he has been unable to discover any reference to Elizabeth's will, and can only conclude that one was never drawn up. This is in line with her views on the succession, on which she seems never to have declared an official interest. No will survives at either the British Library or The National Archives.
Such a shame - although Elizabeth has written plenty of other correspondence that I could try to obtain a copy of and attempt to transcribe I suppose. Maybe David Starkey would know more as he seems to be an expert on the Tudors?
Keep up the good work, Janice - I eagerly await more details.
Last edited by Titanicfan; 26-06-2009 at 1:45 PM. Reason: Added info.
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