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Jane, the Queen’s Foollocked

(fl. 1535–1558)
  • Susan James

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Jane, the Queen’s Fool (fl. 1535–1558), court jester, is of obscure origins and parentage. She first appears in the accounts of Anne Boleyn at the very end of that queen’s life. In December 1535 a green satin cap and 25 yards of murrey or purple-red fringe used for trimming a dress were purchased for ‘her Grace’s woman fool’ from ...

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National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London