BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 9533

Privy to the King (audio)

Privy to the King (audio)
Key Info
  • Privy to the King (audio)
  • Duration: 08:02
  • Sir Henry Norris introduces himself and tells us about his work as the 'groom of the stool' at the court of Henry VIII. While attending to Henry's regular morning needs, Sir Henry tells us about the day ahead. He has risen early - at four in the morning - to go hunting. Hunting is Henry's passion and his prowess and courage are legendary. King Henry recalls his youth and his pleasure in jousting; as he remembers the climax of one particularly demanding match his 'easement' is at last complete.
  • Subject:



    Tudors: Monarchs

  • Keywords: Tudors, King Henry VIII, privy, toilet, groom of the stool, Tudor lifestyle, school radio, schoolradio
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Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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