Question from Tom - Duties of The Groom of the Stool
I'm sorry if this question is somewhat inapropriate but I need the answer to put a long-running debate with my History teacher to bed. In all my tudor reading I have encountered 'the groom of the stool' a number of times. However; whenever I have read of the particular post there has been plenty of reference to 'emptying' and nothing whatsoever mentioned to do with 'wiping' (if you catch my drift). Is it the case that the groom's toiletary duties extended further than just emptying it when the king had finished?