Yes, records show payments to Anne Boleyn's female jester/fool and it is thought that Jane the Fool, who also served Princess Mary and Catherine Parr, was Anne's fool.


2 thoughts on “Hello Claire. Is it known if Queen Anne Boleyn had her own fool? Thanks.”

  1. Lauren says:

    Does anyone have more information on Anne’s Fool, such as her last name or where she was born?

    1. Claire says:

      Anne’s fool was Jane the Fool who was also fool to Princess Mary and Catherine Parr, and who is pictured in the Family of Henry VIII painting. Kate Emerson has researched her and you can find more information on her at, scroll down to Jane the Fool. There is also an interesting article at

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