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“Small soldier’s latrine”

St Mawes Castle in Cornwall, UK is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII’s coastal artillery fortresses.  It is worth a visit to see the architecture and decoration, and to learn about a time when England faced invasion by Spain.

Among its many well preserved features is a “small soldier’s latrine.”

I asked the guide where the latrine was for the big soldiers.  She didn’t know.  Average sized soldiers?  No, just the one latrine.

Maybe all the soldiers came in one size in 1540.