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LindaBanche
February 17th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Just how clean were people in Western Europe before the Regency? The answer is, not very.

http://historicalbellesandbeaus.blogspot.com/2011/02/regency-hygiene-or-lack-thereof-part-i.html

Thanks,
Linda

CJArcher
February 17th, 2011, 10:56 PM
Great post, Linda, thanks for sharing. Those Regency people were quite clean compared to the era I write in, the Elizabethan.

LindaBanche
February 18th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Thanks, CJ. Glad you liked it.

Linda

Grace Elliot
February 20th, 2011, 01:45 PM
Hygiene is one of the reasons I love to read about the Victorians/regency/ Tudors...but not actually live there!
I think it's called having my cake and eating it.
Long live 6 inch, flushable plumbing with hot and cold running water.

LindaBanche
February 20th, 2011, 02:20 PM
I'm with you, Grace!