January 3, 2012
I’m reading the Agincourt Bride, I’ve read the sequel to this book “The Tudor bride” and enjoyed it and I’m enjoying this one too.
However I found something in this book very interesting.
I guess most people know that some woman did pluck their hairlines to give themselves a larger forehead, that’s the only way I can explain that, so I trust you know what I mean..
Anyway in the book it mentions, that Catherine’s servant/confident/nurse/ friend Mette had to pluck all of Catherine’s armpit hair and pubic hair,(Very painful I would imagine as your eyes water enough, when you pluck your eyebrows.) prior to her wedding and bedding Henry 5th.. She also mentions that this was customary to do, when a bride went to her husband bed. Was it the custom or is it poetic licence?
As it goes I can see the reasoning behind it.
Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod
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