First off, I only did the calligraphy (and illuminated letter and badge) on this one! The border was provided as a scroll blank by Lady Elenor of Grey. She makes the spiffiest scroll blanks around.
I looked up manuscripts that had similar illumination, and ended up finding one with a fun batarde hand. I have never actually gotten a bastarda hand to look right, so I ended up sort of combining the flourishy bits from this one:[link]
...with the general gothic littera bastarda hand in the Drogin calligraphy book. I think it ended up looking pretty nice if I do say so myself.
Thing I don't like: Since I did the illuminated D and Elenor did the border, our gold paints didn't match, and nothing I tried could make my gold paint look more like hers. Mine looks far too bronzey in comparison. Alas! >_o