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    Article: Why were Medieval knights always fighting snails? (Brunetto Latini Title Li Livres dou Tresor Origin: France, N. (Picardy) Date c. 1315-1325, French)

    Knight v snail - in pictures Knights are often pictured fighting snails in medieval manuscripts - but their significance has been lost in the slime of time. British Library experts have been tracking down the mighty molluscs and pondering their significance ...




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    Nude knight on a hobby horse, medieval illuminated manuscript

    Mermaid. detail. France 13-14th cent.

    fighting off snail

    Medieval Bestiary : Mermaid Gallery

    "Curious Snail"

    Medieval Bestiary : Dragon Gallery

    Add_ms_49622_f193v Detail of a knight fighting a snail, from the Gorleston Psalter, England (Suffolk), 1310-1324, Add MS 49622, f. 193v - See more at:

    jothelibrarian: Pretty medieval manuscript of the day brings you Easter and a dragon! This stunning fourteenth century manuscript is one of the treasures of the British Library’s medieval collection. According to the manuscript’s catalogue record, it was produced in England (probably London, but this is uncertain). It is a splendid, elaborate and lavishly illustrated book probably made for the devotional use of Humphrey Bohun, the Earl of Hereford.

    Antique snail mollusk ocean sea life print, 1889. Lithograph

    1920 Mollusks Print Sea Snails Marine Gastropods

    This thing with the unexplained motif of knights fighting snails (and often losing to them) in medieval manuscripts is just one of the best ...

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