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…

groom pose, simple lighting. Such a classic shot. It shows off the suit/tux, and it gives off an masculine feel.

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Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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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.

A Close-Stool c.1650. Hampton Court collection. The Groom of the Stool (formally styled: "Groom of the King's Close Stool") was the most intimate of an English monarch's courtiers, responsible for assisting the king in the performance of the bodily functions of excretion and ablution. The physical intimacy of the role 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.

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.

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.

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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

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Anthony Denny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir Anthony Denny, Henry VIII's Groom of the Stool and member of his Privy Council:

Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia

Groom of the Stool - Wikipedia

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