Grooms Of The Stool And Necessary Women
Before the modern toilet came around, dealing with human waste was a dirty, but highly necessary job. For those willing to take up the task, the pay was usually great—especially if you were working for the King. The Groom of the Stool helped the King go to the bathroom, and even got a place in court as well as hand-me-downs from the King himself. A Necessary Woman, on the other hand, was in charge of emptying the chamber pots, but was paid a handsome sum of £60 plus free room and board.