Henry VIII had someone who's job it was to wipe his bottom for him

Henry VIII had someone who’s job it was to wipe his bottom for him

Henry VIII had someone who’s job it was to wipe his bottom for him. They were called ‘Grooms of the Stool’ and Henry VIII had 4 of them during his reign, all of whom were knighted!

“The Groom of the Stool (formally styled: “”Groom of the King’s Close Stool””)
was the most intimate of a 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

Henry VIII had someone who's job it was to wipe his bottom for him
matter of course. This secret information he was privy to, whilst it
would never have been revealed, to the discredit of his honour, in turn
led to him becoming feared and respected and therefore powerful within
the royal court in his own right. The office developed gradually over

Henry VIII had someone who's job it was to wipe his bottom for him
decades and centuries into one of administration of the royal finances,
and under Henry VII the Groom of the Stool became a powerful official
involved in setting national fiscal policy, under the “”Chamber System”””

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