Welsh Castle Appoints First Jester Since 13th Century

Why, you ask? Why not?

The job of a jester -- also known as a professional joker or "fool," for all you plebeians out there -- has been mostly left behind in medieval history. But the post has been resurrected thanks to Conwy Castle in Wales, which has just pointed its first jester since the 13th century. HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps spoke to the jester himself, Russel Erwood (or "Erwyd le Fol"), about how such a position was bestowed upon him and what we can expect from him and his jesterly ways in the coming months.

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