Palaeography Types…

Carolingian – the manuscript style named for the 8th century Carolingian Empire under whose rule Charlemagne ordered monasteries begin using the neat, easily read script, Carolingian Minuscule – in some ways a natural progression of Insular:


Insular – manuscript style originating in 6th century Scotland and Northumbria, traveling southward across England and to Ireland. Typified by clearly spaced lettering with a minimum of flourish, offset by extremely intricate knotted and interlaced design. Examples include the Lindisfarne Gospels and Ireland’s Book of Kells:



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