Over 500 years ago on 23 November 1503, at Malines, in present day Belgium, died Margaret of York, sister to Edward IV and Richard III of England and third and last wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, whom she survived by a quarter of a century.
The fool is one of the most popular and stable character types throughout cultures and times. This is especially true of medieval Europe. The fool, sometimes a jester, sometimes a clown or a trickster, is always recognizable through his abnormal appearance.
So stop reading and lets think about physical appearance: what does it look like, what does it feel like, what does it smell like.
The charterhouse of Nonenque: a discussion of an existing medieval nunnery in the context of Carthusian architecture Steyn, Carol South African Journal of…