Late Medieval English Scribes



Late Medieval English Scribes is an online catalogue of all scribal hands (identified or unidentified) which appear in the manuscripts of the English writings of five major Middle English authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, John Trevisa, William Langland and Thomas Hoccleve.

It is based on a database containing 419 manuscript descriptions, 524 scribal profiles, 16991 images of letter forms, 436 images of manuscript pages

Citation: Mooney, Linne, Simon Horobin, and Estelle Stubbs. Late Medieval English Scribes <>, ISBN 978-0-9557876-6-9, [today’s date].


  • Languages: Middle English
  • Countries: United Kingdom
  • Dates: 1350-1500
  • Names: Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, John Trevisa, William Langland, Thomas Hoccleve
  • Disciplines: palaeography, litterature, codicology


  • Linne Mooney
  • Simon Horobin
  • Estelle Stubbs
  • Contact

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