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…

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Groom of the Stool- kings' lavatory assistant and personal secretary

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The Groom of the Stool, or, as the official title was known, The Groom of the King’s Close Stool, has gone down in history as one of the grossest jobs available. As the name suggests the Groom of the Stool was responsible for attending to the King’s toileting needs. The Groom would care for the King’s toilet, known in the Tudor period as a ‘Stool’. He would be responsible for supplying water, towels and a washbowl for the King when he had finished his business. There is some debate as to…

Royal bum wiper If you were the King, you would appoint someone to wipe your bottom for you. The position was called the “groom of the stool.” This photo is the royal toilet, and still on view at Hampton Court, London.

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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 did actually look after a piece of furniture called a close-stool – a boxed commode. This 17th-century stool was used by Charles I and II. To be appointed Groom of the Stool was one of the highest honours at the Tudor court. It was a role that signified great trust and allowed peculiarly intimate access to the monarch. Unfortunately it meant he was a royal bottom-wiper.

Groom of the Stool. The Groom of the Stool did actually look after a piece of furniture called a close-stool – a boxed commode. This 17th-century stool was used by Charles I and II. To be appointed Groom of the Stool was one of the highest honours at the Tudor court. It was a role that signified great trust and allowed peculiarly intimate access to the monarch. Unfortunately it meant he was a royal bottom-wiper.

Oldest Toilet in England by Jose and Roxanne, via Flickr    Before Sir Henry Norris became One of the Five Blokes to be Beheaded for Getting Randy with Anne Boleyn, he held the title of Henry VIII’s Groom of the Stool. Nowadays this sounds like the worst job ever, and yet at the time it was the crème de la crème of jobs in the royal Tudor household.

Henry VIII's toilet, I prefer his daughters flushing toilet posted in Tudors.

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This home has "doggone" good design! This design, by Kendra Roenker of Modern Builders Supply, makes pet care easy for the owners, and luxurious for the dogs. The amenities go way beyond the basics. The faucet is placed above the water bowls—no more toting water from the kitchen sink and leaving a wet trail behind. The beds aren't just beds—they are raised beds with stepping stools. The feeding station holds toys, food, leashes and dog grooming tools.

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Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia

Henry Rich, Earl of Holland KG KB PC August 1590 (baptised) – 9 March was an English courtier, peer and soldier, brother to the Earl of Warwick. His mother was Penelope Rich (born Devereux)

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

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