Roland, court minstrel to 12th century English king Henry II, probably had many talents.  
 
But history has recorded only one.  
 
Referred to variously Rowland le Sarcere, Roland le Fartere, Roland le Petour, and Roland the Farter, Roland really had one job in the court: Every Christmas, during the court’s riotous pageant, he performed a dance that ended with “one jump, one whistle, and one fart”, executed simultaneously.  
 
For this, Roland was gifted a manor house in Hemingstone, Suffolk, and more than 100 acres of land. For farting on cue.
I respect Linda Rodriguez ...
kingskyprawn: ... all the research that must have gone into this article! Good work! I was just expecting a mention of Le Petomane.
Fluffy:

So you weren't disappointed, then.

I thought.....
bozino:

...Roland was the Headless Thompson Gunner

Yer
ricardo:

...talking about th' man...