Here we have a 'close stool' at Hampton Court Palace. Groom of the Stool was a high Court position Henry VIII bestowed upon a favored and close friend. The duties of a Groom of the Stool were to empty and clean the close stool, as well as cleaning and drying the Royal derrière. The best known of Henry's Grooms of the Stool was Sir Henry Norris, who was convicted of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn.

Here we have a 'close stool' at Hampton Court Palace. Groom of the Stool was a high Court position Henry VIII bestowed upon a favored and close friend. The duties of a Groom of the Stool were to empty and clean the close stool, as well as cleaning and drying the Royal derrière. The best known of Henry's Grooms of the Stool was Sir Henry Norris, who was convicted of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn.

Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Groom of the Stool was the most intimate of a monarch’s courtiers. In the 16th century both Henry VII and Henry VIII had grooms of this nature before the role evolved to become Groom of the Stole during the Stuart era. [Image: 16th century toilet]

The Groom of the Stool was the most intimate of a monarch’s courtiers. In the 16th century both Henry VII and Henry VIII had grooms of this nature before the role evolved to become Groom of the Stole during the Stuart era. [Image: 16th century toilet]

Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Groom of the Stool The Independent reports that like most English monarchs Henry VIII employed a groom of the stool whose role consisted of conversing during defecation and cleaning of the royal rear. Though gross, the job was coveted because it provided unobstructed access to the king.

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Groom of the Stool The Independent reports that like most English monarchs Henry VIII employed a groom of the stool whose role consisted of conversing during defecation and cleaning of the royal rear. Though gross, the job was coveted because it provided unobstructed access to the king.

The Groom of the Stool, used to wipe ones royal bum, and collect the royals excrement. The Groom of the Stool was the most intimate of an English monarch's courtiers, whose physical intimacy naturally led to him becoming a man in whom much confidence was placed by his royal master and with whom many royal secrets were shared as a matter of course. This secret information he was privy to—whilst it would never have been revealed, to the discredit of his honour

The Groom of the Stool, used to wipe ones royal bum, and collect the royals excrement. The Groom of the Stool was the most intimate of an English monarch's courtiers, whose physical intimacy naturally led to him becoming a man in whom much confidence was placed by his royal master and with whom many royal secrets were shared as a matter of course. This secret information he was privy to—whilst it would never have been revealed, to the discredit of his honour

Hugh Denys (c. 1440 – 1511) was a courtier of Kings Henry VII and of the young Henry VIII. As Groom of the Stool to Henry VII, he was one of the King's closest courtiers, his role developing into one of administering the Privy Chamber, a department in control of the royal finances which during Denys's tenure of office also gained control over national fiscal policy. Denys was thus a vital player in facilitating the first Tudor king's controversial fiscal policies.

Hugh Denys (c. 1440 – 1511) was a courtier of Kings Henry VII and of the young Henry VIII. As Groom of the Stool to Henry VII, he was one of the King's closest courtiers, his role developing into one of administering the Privy Chamber, a department in control of the royal finances which during Denys's tenure of office also gained control over national fiscal policy. Denys was thus a vital player in facilitating the first Tudor king's controversial fiscal policies.

Groom of the Stool. The Groom of the Stool was a position in the court of Henry VIII bestowed upon a favored confidante and close friend of the King: it came with a title, a tidy sum of yearly compensation, and an “all access VIP pass” to the King’s Privy Chamber where decisions affecting the future of England were made.The most famous Groom of the Stool was Sir Henry Norris, who was not only intimate with King Henry’s ‘private areas’ but also allegedly those of the King’s second wife — he…

Groom of the Stool

Groom of the Stool. The Groom of the Stool was a position in the court of Henry VIII bestowed upon a favored confidante and close friend of the King: it came with a title, a tidy sum of yearly compensation, and an “all access VIP pass” to the King’s Privy Chamber where decisions affecting the future of England were made.The most famous Groom of the Stool was Sir Henry Norris, who was not only intimate with King Henry’s ‘private areas’ but also allegedly those of the King’s second wife — he…

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