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Medieval Jester, Vintage Dolls, Art Dolls, Theatre, Clowns, Puppets, Renaissance, Whimsical, Museums, Childhood, Hand Puppets

MINIATURIST, Flemish Chroniques, Vol. IV, Part 2, by Jean Froissart 1470-72   http://41.media.tumblr.com/24909f491e3ac3163439063da9c575d4/tumblr_o4yr9uzMEh1tzj8moo1_1280.jpg

Flemish Miniaturist - Chroniques, Vol. IV, Part by Jean Froissart, Manuscript (Harley MS British Library, London

Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Mss.h.h.I.3: Diebold Schilling, Amtliche Berner Chronik, vol. 3 · 1478-1483 Langue:	Allemand (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/fr/list/one/bbb/Mss-hh-I0003)

Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Mss.h.h.I.3: Diebold Schilling, Amtliche Berner Chronik, vol. 3 · 1478-1483 Langue: Allemand (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/fr/list/one/bbb/Mss-hh-I0003)

A fool, from an album chiefly containing designs for glass-paintings; brandishing a club-like object and carrying a sword at his hip Pen and black ink and grey wash

A fool, from an album chiefly containing designs for glass-paintings; brandishing a club-like object and carrying a sword at his hip Pen and black ink and grey wash

Depiction of Henry VIII playing the harp, flanked by his court jester Will

Painting titled "We Three Loggerheads," believed to depict two notable court jesters: Tom Derry, the fool employed by Anne, Queen of Denmark (and wife of James I) and Muckle John, court jester to Charles I and the last royal fool in England.

Pushing a fool in a wheelbarrow - ibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 328 - http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52000962r/f57.image

Pushing a fool in a wheelbarrow - ibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 328 - http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52000962r/f57.image

"Tempting Fool" (Albrecht Durer) 1494

I’m not clever enough to come up with a real April Fool’s post, so instead I’m going to revert to custom and offer up some historical fools for All Fool’s Day.