Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation

Online Tutorial for Reading Old English Handwriting

August 7, 2012

The U.K. National Archives hosts a fantastic resource for deciphering English handwriting from the 16th through the 19th centuries. This practical palaeography tutorial covers spelling, abbreviations, money, and important details about dates, such as Old Style vs. New Style: until 1572 (when the first day of the year fell on January 1), the year switched…