JOKER The History of Court Fools – John Doran

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  • Publisher : Notoir Books (December 22, 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 430 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8585395109
  • Item Weight : 1.09 pounds
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.97 x 8.5 inches

A Jester, Court jester, Trickster or Fool was historically a comedian and entertainer during the medieval and Renaissance eras who was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch.

He was employed to bring some lightness to the courts of Medieval Europe, and to take the “edge” of de burden of reigning a country.
They oftentimes became the ruler’s best friend. Jesters could also give bad news to the King that no one else would dare deliver.

Often verbally rope-dancing in the medieval political arena, the fool from the old times can be seen as the predecessor of our modern-day comedian.