An illuminated letter is the first letter of a word at the start of each paragraph. All books were handwritten by monks during the Middle Ages and they made the first letter a lot bigger than the others in the paragraph and was really ornate (decorative).

Your homework is to produce a poster showing one letter from the alphabet (any will do!) and to decorate it like monks in the Middle Ages. Google “illuminated letters” to have a look for some inspiration. Here are some examples:


502195   502197   502201   502203   502206  502208  502210