|placename:-||Tom Fool's Tree|
|site name:-||Muncaster Castle|
Muncaster parish, once in
Tom Fool's Tree -- Muncaster Castle -- Muncaster -- Cumbria / -- Tom Fool's Tree -- 5.6.2007
Thomas Skelton was court jester to Sir Francis Pennington.
Besides foolery, Sir Francis had his jester kill a young
carpenter who had courted his daughter; Thomas presented his
master with the young man's head. His jesting gave rise to
the term tomfoolery ...
Sweet chestnut, or spanish chestnut, Castanea sativa.
Richardson, Keith: 2011: Jack's Yak: River Greta Writer (Keswick, Cumbria):: ISBN 978 0 9559640 2 2
|Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013|