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From: "Helen Verrall" <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] the lord of misrule???
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 15:26:54 -0700
In today's parlance, Entertainments Officer, with special
The Host appointed, a guest usually, for a day to be Lord of
Misrule. He was allowed to demand that the company do as he bid!!
E.g. Everybody sit on the floor at the table!!! He organized
Games, dancing, Tricks etc. I gather was considered a privilege
to be appointed.
That ends today's Lesson.
Phyllis, I think you could call the last few days " Potted English
"To know what you know and to know what you don't know is
From: Phyllis Ryerse [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 6:23 PM
Subject: [CHS] the lord of misrule???
We're on a roll here....let's see what you can do with this one!
In 1567, Richard Dutton was the mayor of Chester. He kept house at
Friars and in all the twelve days of Christmas kept open house for
drink at meal-time for any that came. All the Christmas-time there
LORD OF MISRULE.
What on earth is a lord of misrule! It sounds pretty wild!
Phyllis in Atlanta
(a Dutton cousin)
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