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Published by Sutton in Thrupp, Gloucestershire .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Fools and jesters -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Great Britain -- Court and courtiers.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesFools and jesters
StatementJohn Southworth.
LC ClassificationsGT3670.5.G7 S68 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 216 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL469040M
ISBN 100750917733
LC Control Number98190992

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