|Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th century (British Library, Cotton Nero DIV, f.5v). All images by permission of the British Library.
|This script may seem a little unfamiliar and difficult, but the passage shown is not long. Why not try a complete transcript? Work through the text pages. Use a pen and paper, then check it against ours.
|Click on each of the above to walk your way through a segment of the text. The transcript will appear in a separate window so that you can use it for reference at any time. These exercises are designed to guide you through the text, not test you, so you can cheat as much as you like.
|Script sample for this example
|Index of Exercises
|Index of Scripts
If you are looking at this page without frames, there is more information about medieval writing to be found by going to the home page (framed) or the site map (no frames).