15 December’s Tudor Treats


Yes, it’s time for some more Tudor treats for you!

Today, we have a wonderful video about Tudor Christmas customs.

I do hope you enjoy it.

Simply visit the Advent Calendar by clicking here.

Then, why not enjoy another historical treat by heading over to the Tudor Society? Find out who is hiding in the very Christmassy Coughton Court today.

Simply go to https://www.tudorsociety.com/advent2020/!

And in case you missed the daily Teasel’s Tudor Trivia videos from Advent last year, here is Teasel’s 15th December treat:

And, if you want even more Tudor history goodness, then here is today’s “on this day in Tudor history” video:

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4 thoughts on “15 December’s Tudor Treats”
  1. I was just wondering if queens and high born ladies would often wash their hair when they had a bath, an old lady years ago who used to live down my road would wash her hair in a bucket of rainwater, yet she had very soft long hair which she wore pinned up, and a friend of my mums would use fairy liquid, as her son who was a butcher informed her that the same ingredients go into fairy liquid as shampoos, there also was nothing wrong with her hair, it looked lovely and was very soft, when we think today the fortune women spend on hair care products and there’s so many, serums and conditioners styling wax gels and mousses, the list is endless and it’s such a big business, the hair and beauty industry, we know Henry V111 was a very clean monarch who was especially fussy so he must have been with his women to, it was said he had a thing about teeth so he probably never bedded a woman who had broken and misshapen stained teeth, another interesting piece of information Claire.

    1. Yes, modern shampoos are generally made up of a surfactant like sodium lauryl sulfate and a co-sufactant like cocamidopropyl betaine, with preservatives and fragrances, as well as things like waxes and silicone. There are lots of alternatives. I’ve used rhassoul clay, which is very good. Just mix to a paste with water and apply.
      Tudor people relied a lot on combing their hair with fine toothed combs to remove dirt, excess oil, lice and eggs, and to distribute oil through the hair. If they wanted to wash it, it was more of a rinse, using cool, herb-scented water, rather than using any type of soap.

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