Thursday, July 23, 2015


We happened to switch on a documentary on TV about Medieval English manuscripts. These were the hand written books that were the only books there was, before Johann Gutenberg developed the printer. Many of them were beautiful, but it took years to finish them and was thus only something for the very rich. The printer was a good invention.

One of the pictures shown from a manuscript intrigued me. It showed the nobleman Lord Talbot, with his family symbol: the dog. I like that! What can be better to show your nobility, than a fine dog?

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