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It is the festive season, and the medieval world has a lot to give! So this year, I’m spreading the Christmas Joy medieval-style with the 9 funniest medieval manuscript illuminations!

9. Knight Vs Snail

(There is a whole dedicated site tot his one! http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2013/09/knight-v-snail.html)

A detail from Brunetto Latini's Li Livres dou Tresor, France (Picardy), c.

 

so bravery, many valour, such chivalry!

 

8. The Hungry Dragon

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you know i am not sure i actually have room for all of this man

7. Snail Cat

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no i am sure this is what cats look like

 

6. Monkey Trumpet Human Centipede

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literally what are you doing? that is not how you play the trumpet, derek

 

5. Medieval Spirit of Jazz

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Just going to leave this one here.

 

4. Fox Vomit

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you know i do not remember eating that fox

 

3. How many hands?

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no you see i was minding my own business when a radioactive spider bit me

 

2. The flying Penis Monster

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me? i always get around like this. why do you ask?

 

1. Finally (in something of the same vein!) my personal favourite, the medieval penis-tree.

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hey maude, whatcha doing?

me, oh just casually harvesting my penis tree, why do you ask?

 

 

Enjoy, and very merry Christmas!

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