Common Pleas Hand
Hand of the Court of the Common Pleas and King's (Queen's) Bench
This Single Typeface pack contains the Common Pleas Hand font.
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.
Some of the extra historical characters provided:
Standard Ligatures, Historical Forms, Historical Ligartures, Latin Abbreviations (general), Latin Abbreviations (specific), British runes, Alternative Letter Forms, Medieval English Usage, Mathematical Symbols, Glyph Variants.
Like the Chancery hand, this was a hand used primarily within the courts of the Common Pleas and King's Bench for official documents, from the early fifteenth century onwards. However, it came to be used by lawyers and clerks in general for both official and personal materials.
This typeface can also be ordered as part of the A New Newe Booke of Copies collection.