Ancient Handwriting Decoded

History hounds can now get a virtual leg-up thanks to this online tutorial created by University College London (UCL) and the National Archives. Those in search of family secrets or the keys to the past can use this new website to unlock historical documents through its guide to old handwriting. And if all that study gets too much, you can take a breather with the handwriting game or put the recipe for mince pies to good use.

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