Dear Wen: Jester…

Dear Wen…Broughton (10)

The fool or jester is deserving of a book in himself and there are a couple of good ones…

The Zelator touches on the way of the Fool and there’s a classic study by Elizabeth Welford if memory serves…

In essence, or rather at root, he is the Trickster of course, but the medieval Court Fool was an attempt to harness this mercurial figure and place him at the heart of government as the king’s or queen’s companion, confidante, advisor and plaything…

NBroughton (20)ot an entirely successful experiment but a genius concept…

The use and abuse of the institution was admirably mapped by The Bard himself.
A fascinating study route through England’s finest…is to follow the fools…

There’s already more than a bit of him in the Foliate Man… A large slice in fact… Clothed in leaves or flames… Clothed in diamonds…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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