Complaints Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Manuscripts

From The Atlantic

“The history of bookmaking hasn’t been without its challenges, but never was its craft as painstaking as during the era of illuminated manuscripts. Joining the ranks of history’s most appalling and amusing complaints, like this Victorian list of “don’ts” for female cyclists or young Isaac Newton’s self-professed sins, is an absolute treat for lovers of marginalia such as myself—a collection of complaints monks scribbled in the pages of illuminated manuscripts.”

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