1100s: Medieval cat’s paw prints on manuscript Chris March 7, 2013 1700-1799, Animals 2 CommentsFavourited 600 times Add to favourites 2 Responses Francesca March 5, 2014 This capsule is in the wrong century. The manuscript is actually dated 11th March 1445. See: http://www.ciham.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/paleographie/exo.php?l=en&id=empreintes-pattes-chat-15e and also: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/apr/05/cats-mark-centuries-books-15th-century Reply Francesca March 5, 2014 In the Middle Ages cats were allowed into libraries to keep rodents at bay. For more pictures of medieval manuscripts ‘ruined’ by cats (and mice), see: http://medievalfragments.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/paws-pee-and-mice-cats-among-medieval-manuscripts/ Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.