The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace

In this series join Zac as he explores the history and secrets the the famous Hampton Court Palace, home to Henry VIII, holds.

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The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace: The Page and the Gong Scourer

In this episode Zac is finding out about some of the most disgusting jobs from King Henry VIII's time...

What is a page?

A page was basically like a servant or a butler to someone who was of noble birth.

King Henry VIII most certainly would have had them doing all sorts of things for him.

They were often quite young.

What is a gong scourer?

Well a gong was basically a brick walled pit that people would wee and poo into as there wasn’t any plumbing back then.

A gong scourers had to scoop out the mess and scrub the bricks clean so the gong could be used again.

It was one of the most disgusting jobs there was!

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The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace

In this series join Zac as he explores the history and secrets the the famous Hampton Court Palace, home to Henry VIII, holds.

More From The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace