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The Jester wishes for peace

After fourteen years of slapstick and nonsense – self abuse for the entertainment of the noblemen at court – the jester wishes for peace. The constant backdrop of barely suppressed devilry, violence and Paganism – the lust of priests, the brutality of chivalry, and the holy coldness of virgin princesses – it’s all too much for him now. The Mummers shriek and prance before the jostling peasant crowds, whilst Jester Jakob Hollyback shrinks away across Merrie England, dreaming of Disney, McDonalds and Pepsi…

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