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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
  • Pthalogreen

    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

  • Andrea Luisa

    Medieval Knights fighting Snails in Illuminated Manuscripts - Yates Thompson MS 19 f. 65r C1319-01b

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Li Livres, Fight Snails, Brunetto Latini, British Libraries, Livres Dou, Dou Tresor, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Knights, Illuminated Manuscript

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