He swings both ways to improve his lot in life and there have been tales of footmen
trying to gain a foothold into society by having intimate relations with their superiors.
These codes can usefully be explored by using the dramatist John Webster's densely punning prose 'character' of 'A Footman' as a guide to both the imaginative and stage representation of running footmen
in the early seventeenth century.
When a royal entered the room, footmen
were required to bow and instructed never to look them directly in the eye.
The Trust's Fflur Roberts said: ``On formal occasions the coach was manned by a coachman and two footmen
First you have Sarah Welsh giving a four-star rating to a programme containing (her words) topless housemaids, sexually frustrated footmen
and more smut than you can shake a scrubbing brush at.
One of Queen Elizabeth's royal footmen
has been demoted for getting her pet corgis drunk.
Apart from anything else, the extravagant dinner is also an opportunity for the footmen
to make a little extra cash on the side.
Last night the BBC's new costume drama gave us topless housemaids, sexually frustrated footmen
and more smut than you could shake a scrubbing brush at.
keep getting drunk and already there's a steady turnover in scullery maids who can't stand the long-hours, sheer drudgery and loneliness.
The payments will apply to staff like footmen
, porters, chefs and grooms.
Four of the Queen's footmen
have been suspended from their duties at Windsor Castle following allegations of stealing champagne.
Join the Hall's time-travelling footmen
, dressed in Georgian costume who will lead the tour while telling fascinating stories.