The British Library Board discovers Yoda throughout medieval manuscripts

British Library Board blog:

Damien Kempf of the University of Liverpool noticed an image of Yoda hiding in one of the British Library’s medieval manuscripts. The green-skinned, big-eared figure with tufty hair bears a surprising resemblance to the character designed by Stuart Freeborn for Lucasfilm almost 700 years later. Kempf’s Yoda’ was one of several fantastical creatures reproduced in the book Medieval Monsters.

This is not the only Yoda’ to be found in a medieval manuscript. Since the Yoda’ discovered by Damien Kempf was featured on this blog, other people have told us about more ‘Yodas’ they have noticed among the British Library’s manuscripts. These include a collection of romances and stories complied for a middling member of the Yorkshire gentry to a deluxe, multi-volume book of hours once owned by Emperor Charles V.

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May 4, 2017 · Yoda · culture · books · British library · Star Wars

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