By Elliot Mulligan For The Daily Mail
Published: 01:06 GMT, 30 November 2020 | Updated: 01:06 GMT, 30 November 2020
They say the best comedy stands the test of time – and that's certainly the case for Monty Python's 'tis but a scratch' sketch.
British Library curators found a drawing in a 15th century manuscript depicting a near-identical scene.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Experts at the library told the Radio 4 programme Moving Pictures how they discovered the joke echoing the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail in a digitised copy of a famous liturgical text.
Experts at the library discovered the joke echoing the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (pictured) in a digitised copy of a famous liturgical text
An image in the margin of the Sherborn Missal shows