Changing Landscapes in Urban British Churchyards

Inscriptions and Fonts

Author(s): S. E. Thornbush and Mary J. Thornbush

Pp: 90-97 (8)

Doi: 10.2174/9789811441264120010010

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This is the second chapter on inscriptions. It will address the relationship of status and font types utilised on headstones in England and Scotland. Based on the results, Scotland favoured the use of more simplified inscriptions (e.g. one font) compared to England, that preferred to use two fonts for commemoration. In fact, English headstones contained a total of four fonts, while in Scotland up to three-font headstones were recorded. The relationship between location and font numbers indicated an extremely strong statistical significance.

Keywords: χ2 test, Font, Gothic, Italics, Roman, Script.

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