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Terry F  •  Link

The Groom-Porter was a title granted by the king of England to the official in charge of organizing gambling in the Tudor court. Later, he also regulated English gaming halls. Eventually, the term became used for the owner, or operator of a gaming hall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groom-porter

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.

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