One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person presiding over Christmas games and revelry in a wealthy household.
- ‘The fun was presided over by the Lord of Misrule, full of lewd and naughty pranks - and usually strictly for the grown-ups.’
- ‘Our pagan ancestors had a wild and boozy time presided over by the Lord of Misrule, who got up to rude and mischievous pranks.’
- ‘Cromwell's Puritanism was offended by bacchanalian revelry, led by the Lord of Misrule.’
- ‘One night just before Yuletide, the Lord of Misrule pursued the Wren Boys through London's cobbled streets.’
- ‘The songs they sang were traditional and tied in with pre-Victorian mid-winter celebrations where the Lord of Misrule presided over jollities which were rather wild at heart.’
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