when merlin says personal servant of king arthur
instead of manservant
you know I was looking into the types of jobs royal servants had to do and I came across one that was pretty spot on with what Merlin does, called a “Gentleman of the Bedchamber.” Duties included bathing, dressing, and waiting on the king as he ate, providing companionship..
arousing the king in preparation for the queen.
A personal servant of Arthur indeed.