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Available typefaces:

17C Print Pack

Bastard Secretary Hand

Chancery Hand

Common Pleas Hand

Formal Text Hand

Insular Minuscule Hand

Italic Hand

Roman Cursive

Rustic Capitals

Secretary Hand


Written Square Capitals


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Bastard Secretary Hand


This Single Typeface contains the Bastard Secretary Hand font.

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Important Note: The full character set can be accessed in any Windows or Macintosh application, but extra functionality is available with OpenType/AAT enabled applications. See advanced type for full details.


Typeface display:

Some of the extra historical characters provided:


OpenType Features:

ornm unic hist frac hlig liga nalt dlig dlig

AAT Features:

Standard Ligatures, Historical Forms, Historical Ligatures, Latin Abbreviations (general), Latin Abbreviations (specific), British runes, Alternative Letter Forms, Medieval English Usage, Mathematical Symbols, Glyph Variants.

[OpenType Feature Key | Advanced Type Information]


Historical note:

The Bastard Secretary Hand represents a variation of the Bastard hand, a reform of the court hand, developed in the early 14th century by the Scriptores Litere Curialis (writers of the court letter) in an attempt to reform the by-now deteriorated standard court hand. The Bastard Secretary variation was so called by 16th century writing masters, and was in use through the late 14th and 15th centuries in England.

This typeface can also be ordered as part of the A New Newe Booke of Copies collection.