Did Yoda appear to medieval monks?

SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE - JUNE 26: The costume of character Yoda from the Star Wars film series is displayed during the exhibition 'Star Wars Identities' at the Cite du Cinema on June 26, 2014, in Saint-Denis, France.The exhibition is open from 15 February and displays more than 200 original pieces from the archives of Lucas Arts Museum, including models, props, costumes and sketches who built the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. This exhibition has a lot of success and is extended until October 5, 2014, at the Cite du Cinema. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
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SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE - JUNE 26: The costume of character Yoda from the Star Wars film series is displayed during the exhibition 'Star Wars Identities' at the Cite du Cinema on June 26, 2014, in Saint-Denis, France.The exhibition is open from 15 February and displays more than 200 original pieces from the archives of Lucas Arts Museum, including models, props, costumes and sketches who built the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. This exhibition has a lot of success and is extended until October 5, 2014, at the Cite du Cinema. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

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Examining historical manuscripts can be a boring and dusty job, but for one curator at the British Library, it can be exciting since he never knows what he could find.

Take a look at this:

Yes that looks exactly like Yoda from Star Wars, complete with "Jedi" robes.

The image was part of a blog post from the British Library on 10 facts of medieval monsters, highlighting a new book that takes a look at illuminated manuscripts from the medieval times.

So where did the image of "Yoda" come from?  Did an alien from a long time ago and a galaxy far away visit the monks who were charged with creating the manuscripts? Was it an editorial comment on a fellow brother?  Or was it just for fun? One may never know.