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Joanna Waugh: April 1st - Feast of Fools

The origins of April Fools Day are obscure. In France during the Middle Ages, they celebrated Festus Fatuorum – Feast of Fools.

Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins / Santa Úrsula con las once mil vírgenes // Ca. 1490 // Maestro de las Once Mil Vírgenes

Master of the Eleven Thousand Virgins Saint Ursula with the eleven thousand Virgins c.

AdriaenRombouts1667LaSoiréeDesCrêpesNationalMuseumsNorthernIreland

AdriaenRombouts1667LaSoiréeDesCrêpesNationalMuseumsNorthernIreland

Robert de Vere, the 9th Earl of Oxford abandoned his men at the Battle of Radcot Bridge, he left many of them to the mercy of their enemy and made his cowardly escape by crossing the river, supposedly in disguise, and headed to the Netherlands.

Robert de Vere, the 9th Earl of Oxford abandoned his men at the Battle of Radcot Bridge, he left many of them to the mercy of their enemy and made his cowardly escape by crossing the river, supposedly in disguise, and headed to the Netherlands.

Vies de saints Dating: Hainault, Belgium 1288 Français 412 Folio 24v

Vies de saints Dating: Hainault, Belgium 1288 Français 412 Folio

Christ rebuking the wind and the sa, from Ioannina, Philantropion Monastery, c 1531

Christ rebuking the wind and the sa, from Ioannina, Philantropion Monastery, c…

From Historia de proelis in a French translation (Le livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre), France, c. 1420.

Of the tribe of Tiger

Detail of a miniature of Alexander exploring the ocean in a glass barrel, accompanied by a cat and a cock; from Le livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre, France (Paris), c. Royal MS 20 B. xx, f.

« La Vie Nostre Dame », en vers, suivie de quelques pièces en son honneur. Date d'édition : 1501-1600 Type : manuscrit Langue :	 Français Format : Vélin, miniatures Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b8539715s

« La Vie Nostre Dame », en vers, suivie de quelques pièces en son honneur. Date d'édition : 1501-1600 Type : manuscrit Langue : Français Format : Vélin, miniatures Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b8539715s

Joachim Patinir, Detail, Triptych depicting the Penitence of Saint Jerome, Netherlandish, c. 1518

Joachim Patinir, Detail, Triptych depicting the Penitence of Saint Jerome, Netherlandish, c.

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