It is indeed a huge labour to leave trough all those manuscripts, hoping to find a single piece which interest us.. though very well worth it in the end
especially when complimented like this. (it must have taken me 3 hours to get trough the Historique de France) :O
My goal for the past year has been to find even older sources than the Milemete manuscript.. evidence for guns in the late 13th and eealy 14th century (we know they should exist from written sources, but illustrations begin at 1326). I know it is a long shot but alonf the way i find many other very interesting things.