My post The Snail and the Knight showed some fearsome medieval snails in various poses. Here, for your delight, are some more snails jousting and fighting their way through history.
All images are from Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the ‘Smithfield Decretals’) (France, S. (Toulouse?), Last quarter of the 13th century or 1st quarter of the 14th century).
You may also be interested in the following posts with images from the British Library’s Medieval Manuscript collections:
– Images of Tudor people
– Wild Animals and Early modern England
– Images of the Devil in the Medieval/early-modern period
– Images of medieval cats
– Images of medieval cats – part 2
– Images of medieval dogs
– The Medieval Spinsters
– The sinful hermit
– The Snail and the Knight
All digital images from the British Library’s Online Images archive appear by courtesy of the British Library Board and may not be reproduced © British Library Board.