It may sound like an auspicious title; but the ?groom of the stool? was anything but. Simply put, it was a role that entailed monitoring and assisting with Henry VIII?s bowel movements.
The popular image of Henry VIII is that of an overweight tyrant with multiple wives and an obsession with fathering a son and heir. But there's another side to his story-- that of a youthful, chivalrous king capable of great tenderness and love. Host Tracy Borman reveals the real Henry VIII, a Renaissance man who made England fantastically wealthy before a tragic accident transformed him into the infamous monarch we know today.
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