What exactly was the role of a court jester?

Joker, fool, or someone far more intelligent?

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07/06/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

The court jester was a medieval man of mirth. A person hired for their verbal witticism and storytelling ability, a jester was also expected to sing and play music. Seen as figures of fun, some of these individuals were far more intelligent than they let on, and became powerful and respected members of royal households across Europe. But how did the role of the court jester evolve, and who are the most famous practitioners of this ancient art of merrymaking?

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