b'Exemplar & text: Sachin ShahBelow: CRBottom: Susie TaylorI NSuLARH ALFU NCIALis a distinctive hand which developed principally from Uncial forms in Ireland and moved to Anglo-Saxon England and the continent in the seventh to ninth centuries. The text of the famous Irish manuscript, the Book of Kells, as well as the English Lindisfarne and Lichfield Gospels, is written in Insular Half Uncial. The script can be challenging for beginners, and a prior understanding of primary hands, such as Foundational and Roman, is important. A distinguishingfeature is the wedge serifa separate diagonal stroke. r CR & Sachin ShahINSULAR HALF UNCIAL24'