Sunday 1 April 2012

"In Bed With the Tudors"

Women bathing, from a fifteenth century Italian Manuscript. How regularly you bathed depended on your social class but many mixed, public baths sprung up on the Southbank. Their association with prostitution soon brought them into disrepute and they were frequently closed during outbreaks of plague and other diseases. Henry VIII finally closed them down in the 1540s.

Now you can also like my facebook page "In Bed With the Tudors"- updates about the forthcoming book and little juicy snippets of  intimate Tudor life.