Stool, groom of the

One of the gentlemen of the privy chamber who served the king in the more private rooms of the palace. It was the groom's duty to empty the royal chamber-pot; this intimacy put him among the most senior of the gentlemen, ranking him below the vice-chamberlain. 'Stole' is found sometimes as a variant spelling. -

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