Conquest, had developed from the Caroline Minuscule and were used in Eng­ land down to the end of the fifteenth century, the Book (or Text) Hand, that is, the script reserved for literary purposes, disappeared after the introduction of the printing press. What remained was the current hand used for ad­ ministrative, legal, and business purposes, including private letters. This hand had, in the fifteenth century, submitted to the new fashion of angular instead of rounded stems, in other words, it became, like all the Latin hands of the time, Gothic (so called).