Textus Roffensis, folios 94v-95r. Image by permission of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester Cathedral .
Well bless me!
Dr Monk, whom some wish to conceive of as my better half (don't believe it), has produced a learning resource based upon the manuscript Textus Roffensis. The work was commissioned by Rochester Cathedral, and is imaginatively entitled 'Reading Textus Roffensis'.
Textus Roffensis is undeniably one of England's most important medieval manuscripts, and really, blessed ones, we should all know how to read at least a few lines of Protogothic Bookscript. What else have you got to do?
Well, please enjoy it, though not too much as we don't want it going to Dr Monk's head now, do we? Oh, and apparently he's produced a short audio-visual thingamajig on which you'll find his readings of the passages he focuses on in the resource. So you may wish to indulge him there, too. The video is currently available on the 'Projects'
page of this website, and I understand that it will also be made available via the cathedral's YouTube channel, whatever that is!
Now, pardon me, but I have to get back to some real work, and I haven't yet sung my
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