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English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990–circa 1035. / Stokes, Peter.

Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2014. 309 p. (Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies; Vol. 14).

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Stokes, P 2014, English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990–circa 1035. Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, vol. 14, D.S. Brewer, Cambridge. <http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14422>

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Stokes, P. (2014). English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990–circa 1035. (Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies; Vol. 14). D.S. Brewer. http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=14422

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Stokes P. English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990–circa 1035. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2014. 309 p. (Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies).

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Stokes, Peter. / English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990–circa 1035. Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2014. 309 p. (Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies).

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