John Brinsley, at Ashby-de-la-Zouche School, insisted on all boys practicing handwriting for an hour a day, preferably at one o'clock, when their hands are warmest and nimblest.
Lute scribes and
from Julia Craig-McFeely's thesis English Lute Manuscripts and Scribes
1530-1630 describes the instruction of handwriting during the period.
Elizabethan handwriting, 1500-1650: a guide to the reading of documents and manuscripts, by Giles E. Dawson and Laetitia Kennedy-Skipton
(Phillimore: Chichester, 1981)