See also:medieval times the
See also:master of the
See also:revels . Probably J . G . Frazer (
See also:Golden Bough III.) is right in suggesting that the
See also:lord or
See also:abbot of
See also:misrule is the successor of the .
See also:king of the
See also:Roman Saturnalia, who personated Saturn and suffered martyrdom at the end of the revels . Compare, too, the burlesque figure at the
See also:carnival, which is finally destroyed .
See also:Stow (Survey) writes: " In the feast of Christmas there was in the King's
See also:House, wheresoever he lodged, a Lord of Misrule or Master of merry disports, and the like had ye in the house of every nobleman of
See also:honour or
See also:good worship, were he spiritual or temporal." The mayor and sheriffs of
See also:London also had Lords of Misrule . These
See also:mock-monarchs began their reign on Allhallows
See also:Eve, and misruled till Candlemas . In
See also:land they were known as " Abbots of Unreason," and in 1555 a
See also:act suppressing them was passed . In Tudor times their reign was marked by much display and expense . In
See also:Henry VIII.'s reign an
See also:order for a
See also:fool's coat is signed by six of the Privy Council . By an Act of
See also:Common Council (1555) the city expenses of the Lords of Misrule were severely curtailed . Machyn speaks of a Lord of Misrule who in 1561 rode through London followed by a
See also:hundred gentlemen on horseback hung with gold chains (see also REVELS, MASTER OF) .
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