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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Revels, Master of the
n olden times an official attached to royal and noble households to superintend the amusements, especially at Christmas time; he was a permanent officer at the English court from Henry VIII.'s reign till George III.'s, but during the 18th century the office was a merely nominal one.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Revels, Master of the'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/revels-master-of-the.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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