AC> Amelia  Carr  wrote:  I wouldn't expect to find too many images of
AC> the actual liturgy itself

The  most  probable  place  are  initials in breviaries/books of hours
containing  the  feast  of  Holy Innocents. The feast of boy-bishop is
connected with this feast day and the Divine Office.

There  are "written depictions" in sources concerning the education of
choristers.  It was the prerogative of this group within the cathedral
to choose the boy-bishop.

"In  Worcester at the end of the thirteenth century the master and his
scholars  were  accustomed  to celebrate the feast bearing tapers into
the  parish church of St Nicholas." A.F. Leach, Documents Illustrating
Early   Education   in   Worcester,  685-1700,  "Worcester  Historical
Society", 31, 1913, s. 23-26. [from:] Orme 1973, p. 131.

Shulamith  Shahar,  The  Boy  Bishop's  Feast:  A Case Study in Church
Attitudes  towards  Children  in  the  High and Late Middle Ages, [w:]
Diana Wood (red.), The Church and Childhood, Oxford 1994, 243-260.

Dora  H.  Robertson, Sarum Close ... the History of the Choristers for
900 years, London 1938;

Dora   H.   Robertson,  C.  Wordsworth,  Salisbury  Choristers:  their
Endowments,  Boy-Bishops,  Music  Teachers  and  Headmasters,  "Wilts.
Archaeological & Natural History Magazine", 48, 1937-39, s. 201-231.

J.G.  Nichols,  Two  Sermons  Preached by the Boy Bishop at St Paul's,
"The  Camden Miscellany" VII (Camden Society, New Series, xiv, London,
1875), s. 1-29 [za:] Orme, 1995, p. 70.

Orme,  1976, s. 62 on Lanthony cloister (Public Record Office, London,
Chancery  Masters'  Exhibits,  C 115): Lanthony Cartulary, vol. A3, f.

Orme  1973, s. 132 : T.F. Kirby, Anals of Winchester College, from its
foundation in the year 1382, London 1892, s. 90-91.

Orme  1976,  p.  70-71.  The  Registers  of  Roger Martival, Bishop of
Salisbury,  1315-1330,  ed.  K.  Edwards etc., 3 vols, "Canterbury and
York Society" 55, 57, 59, 1959-1965;

Statutes  of  the  Cathedral  Church  of  Salisbury,  ed. Wordsworth &
Macleane, *, p. 262-267;

Orme,  N.  English  Schools in the Middle Ages. London: Methuen, 1973.

Orme,  N.  Education  in  the  West  of  England,  1066-1548.  Exeter:
University of Exeter Press, 1976.

Orme,  N.,  The  Culture  of  Children  in  Medieval  England, "Past &
Present" Nr 148, 1995, s. 48-88.

Mistra  Jana  Husi sebrané spisy ceske, K.J. Erben (red.), t. 1, Praha
1865,  s.  302.  (Here  John  Hus's description of the celebrations in

The  above  are  some  footnotes from my book in (slow) progress, some
ideas   of   it   are   outlined  in  my  paper

"Medieval theatre of schools. Educational beginnings of early drama"

read at the Miskolc conference "School and theatre", in Sept. 2002

Best regards,

Andrzej Dabrówka
Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute of Literary Research
Warsaw, Poland