On The Dotted Line

Tristram Hunt looks at the history and legend of the signature.

We've been using them for centuries, from the sign of the cross used in medieval contracts to the digital versions of the future.

But what do those squiggles actually mean? Former ENGLAND cricketer David Gower reveals the dark arts of autograph signing, and the man whose name is on a billion banknotes talks about seeing his own scrawl every time he uses a fiver.

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Tristram Hunt looks at the history and legend of the signature.

We've been using them for centuries, from the sign of the cross used in medieval contracts to the digital versions of the future.

But what do those squiggles actually mean? Former ENGLAND cricketer David Gower reveals the dark arts of autograph signing, and the man whose name is on a billion banknotes talks about seeing his own scrawl every time he uses a fiver.