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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
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    Evidently a common motif in the margins of medieval manuscripts is: knights fighting snails. No one knows why. Credit: The British Library A detail from Brunetto Latini's Li Livres dou Tresor, France (Picardy), c. 1315-1325

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    Why Were Medieval Knights Always Fighting Snails?

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