Guillaume Coatalen, Senior lecturer in early modern English literature at CY Cergy Paris Université (France) (email@example.com)
Cécile Decaix, Teaching Associate in English at the University Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3 (France) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The purpose of the database is to help identify hands and study them according to various criteria like the writer’s name, gender, age, social status, profession and location.
Some hands belong to professional scribes.
Here are the original files I compiled:
A Database of Early Modern Hands
For a map of where the manuscripts were written, click here