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Learning to read old handwriting

A problem that often confronts people trying to read letters and diaries from the past is that handwriting has changed over the years. Most of us experience difficulties trying to decipher manuscripts written in earlier centuries.

The National Archives has created a set of short lessons to help learn how to read English handwriting from 1500 to 1800.

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 09/12 at 08:09 PM






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