“I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”
Came across a scene straight out of Monty Python when examining manuscripts today at @uofglibrary ! 😂 This mid-to-late 15th century French translation of Boccacio’s “Fall of Princes” is packed with stunning (but largely somewhat morbid) illuminations of the exploits of great men and women from history. This particular scene depicts the siege and capture of Jerusalem by Titus, an event that resulted in the destruction of the Second Temple in 70AD.
(Glasgow MS Hunter 208, from the University of Glasgow library special collections )