BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

English Language Handwriting and Documents

HIST 421


$ 579.00

Instructor: Amy Harris
Credits: 3.00

Course Currently Unavailable


Interpretation of handwriting within historical contexts in vernacular scripts in the British Isles, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, in sources useful in family, local, and social history research.

Course Content:

  1. An Introduction to English Handwriting
  2. Secretary Hand
  3. Dates and Calendars
  4. Parish Registers
  5. Wills and Probates
  6. Court Records
  7. The Social Structure of Tudor-Stuart England
  8. Currency, Weights, and Measures
  9. An Introduction to Scottish Handwriting
  10. Document Identification and Difficult Documents
  11. Practice and Review

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Assignment resubmissions are not allowed.