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You Stink, Ladies and Gents! - Hygiene in the 18th Century
April 26, 2013
5:33 pm
Murray, Kentucky USA
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This site gives some really disgusting info concerning early Hygiene; but, it is also of interest to those of us reading/researching middle age history. I guess since early science had not developed to the point of understanding the importance of “cleanliness”; we will have to forgive our early family members for the way they lived. ………..Larry

PS — there is also an interesting article at the bottom of this site: “Tower of London Facts”; I don’t know how accurate it is.

April 26, 2013
7:23 pm
Binghamton, NY
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Oh dear! I think people were cleaner in the 16th century.

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