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What Would Your Job Be in King Henry VIII's Court?
by Zoe Samuel
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The court of King Henry VIII was a tumultuous, gilded cage. If you played your cards right and had the king's favor, you could reap tremendous benefits. Side with the wrong ally, however, and you would fall forever. Jobs in the court were either very high up jobs comparable with cabinet-level positions today or very low-level jobs, equivalent to the White House's calligrapher (who has top secret clearance, of course.)

In a society where wearing a blade in the presence of the king meant you enjoyed a tremendous level of trust, having any job close to the king meant that you made it, but when that king is the infamous Henry VIII, that status is hardly in stasis.

Where do your strengths lie? Are you a hard-nosed numbers guru who cuts through the nonsense to extract truth from facts? Are you a master manipulator who could challenge other heads of state on behalf of your lord and master? Or are you merely a flashy entertainer, permitted to interrupt the privy council to tell a joke that will make the king laugh? All these skills had their attendant job titles and more.

Planning a trip back in time and a change in career? Before you go, take this quiz!

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