Fools and Jesters at the English Court

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Title: Fools and Jesters at the English Court
Author: John Southworth
ISBN10: 0750917733
ISBN13: 978-0750917735
Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd (July 1, 1998)
Language: English
Subcategory: Europe
Size PDF: 1470 kb
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Pages: 224 pages
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Fools and Jesters at the English Court by John Southworth


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Draws on contemporary sources to present a reign-by-reign chronicle of the English court fool from his origins in Carolingian Europe and Celtic Ireland to Archy Armstrong, jester to James I. Among topics covered are innocents or natural fools, the evolution of the Tudor jester from his medieval antecedents, biographies of Henry VIII's fool, and Shakespeare's player fools. Includes b&w and color illustrations. Distributed by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.