A few people in the Shire asked about calligraphy, so we moved our regular Research Night to Sunday afternoon and had a little workshop. I used PowerPoint to demonstrate a little bit of the history of lettering styles in SCA period, and then we tried writing a few lines. We took the opportunity to write with different instruments (reeds, quills, metal, and nylon tip).
I didn't know that the word "calligraphy" was coined post 1600. Guess what, scribes. You need a new job description.
I hope the shire folk have a new appreciation of the work that is put into the scrolls that are presented with their awards.