- REVELS, MASTER OF THE
- also called LORD OF MISRULEin 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.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.