FOOLING AROUND

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare.

The last of the court jesters was Dicky Pearce who was the Earl of Suffolk’s fool. Born in 1665 he eventually entered the service of the Berkeley family at Berkeley Castle.

In 1728, during a performance, he overbalanced from the minstrel gallery and fell to his death. The question has been raised – did he fall or was he pushed? He had apparently made fun of one of Lord Berkeley’s guests who had taken offence. The truth will never be known.

May you get in touch with your very clever and intelligent foolish side this weekend. I’m going to have a break and try and do something sensible for a change … what, I have no idea. Quite frankly I’ll be out of my comfort zone

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