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Chicago, USA
chemist, writer, obsessive intellectualizer
Interests: Science, history (especially religious history or history of ideas), an atheist who loves theology.
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I don't think knights were especially admired by monks, or indeed by anyone of lower station than they were. Knights were only useful when there was a war to be fought, and when there wasn't, they literally run roughshod over the peasants and lower clergy during their endless hunts and sport, Let's remember that the best of knights were trained killers, while the worst were probably just arrogant bullies.with almost unlimited local power to do as they pleased. To me, the knight v, snail image is the monks' way of ridiculing these pestiferous nobles, who, despite their steeds and armor, can't even defeat a lowly snail.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2014 on Knight v Snail at Medieval manuscripts blog
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