The first calligraphy book was written in 1592 by John Scottowe (Wing MS ZW 545 .S431). The book presents a calligraphic alphabet, each letter forming an elaborately decorated initial beginning a moral adage or other text, some in English and some in Latin, each in a different script.
Detail of miniatures of cats catching mice, mice stealing eucharistic wafers, and (below), an ancestor of Keyboard Cat: a later marginal doodle of a cat playing a stringed instrument; from a bestiary, England (Salisbury?), 2nd quarter of the 13th century, Harley MS 4751, f. 30v.
Joust of Betanzos in 1387 between Reginald de Roye and John Holland,(son in law of Duc Lancaster) which took place in Spain before KG John of Gaunt 1.Duc Lancaster/ illustration from Jean Froissart's Chroniques. Date 15th century Source http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/Visualiseur?Destination=Mandragore&O=07906617&E=1&I=42277&M=imageseule