Court fool

Related to Court fool: jesters
a buffoon or jester, formerly kept by princes and nobles for their amusement.

See also: Court

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The history is a departure in style from the Game Of Thrones books, as the tale is narrated by Citadel cleric Archmaester Gyldayn, aided by other officially sanctified sources and, the earthy and sardonic verdict of the court fool.
It takes the credulity of a court fool in ancient times to not believe the "reformist" Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a man you dare not criticize, sent a 15-man hit team that killed Khashoggi, dismembered his body and left the country in two private Saudi planes.
A good example was the curious small panel Portrait of Elisabet, court fool of Anne of Hungary, recently attributed to the young Jan Sanders van Hemessen and dated to around 1525 (Fig.
And for the most part it came in the form of David Stonehouse as a fabulous court fool Touchstone.
Will Sommers, the court fool, who served two kings and a queen with his wit, inspired the fool in King Lear and missed out on the axe.
They're accompanied by the court fool, Touchstone (Seth Leary).
A court Fool ( Tzu-Chao Chou) pleasantly cheeky in the way of court Fools, sees through the Empress's destructive plans and supports the ageing Emperor.
"I am dancing two roles - King of the West and Court Fool - which adds to the challenge but Prince Lowry, of course that is why we come into ballet - not only to dance the classics but to help create new classics - I think Prince of the Pagodas has that quality," added the 26-year-old.
Court fool to Charles I, Archibald 'Archy' Armstrong (d.
1521-after 1577), a Virgilian tragedy that is distinctive for its large cast of characters, one of whom, the court fool, is worth special attention.
Andy Jones does not go for the cheap laughs of the malapropism of the unsophisticated or even the court fool observations.