Monthly Archives: October 2015

Clever sluggards? How fast did medieval scribes work?

‘HOW MANY folios per day??’ – BL Additional 18720 f. 2 As those who read my blog regularly will know, my research focuses on the effects of ageing and neurological disorders on medieval handwriting. In a recent publication, Jane Alty and I examine the shaky handwriting of the thirteenth-century scribe known as ‘The Tremulous Hand […]