146: Snail Knights

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146: Snail Knights
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Brunetto Latini’s Li Livres dou Tresor via British Library

There are over 70 examples of knights fighting snails in illuminated manuscripts from the 1300s. But why? First meme? A silly inside joke? A weird allegory? Listen to the episode and check out our link in the show notes. Or better yet, just Google Snail Knights!

Show Notes:

More Snail Knights from the British Library


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