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Classified Ads in The Tudor News: Wanted: Groom of the Stool. Duties include timing of the King’s meals, predicting times of the King’s motions and wiping the Royal bottom. Apply Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames.

Yes, that was a real profession and not to be sniffed at. Well, perhaps the odd sniff.

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