Take a 15-day long bath and you own a record.
In medieval times, bathing is seen as an indulgence to sexual desires. It is also believed that when water touches your naked self, it’ll cause an illness. But the black plaque reversed the plate and urged people to clean up, since washing up with vinegar, wine or warm water seemed to save lives.
Only those in authority, kings and lords, have access to a tub with petals and lavish embroideries. The peasants have limited access to baths, lucky if they have soap. They bring their families in public bath, so imagine stripping down in front of your parents and brother.
A rumor says that Elizabeth I of England takes her bath every month. In the early 19th century, people wash their hands, feet and face in regularity. The rest of the body was washed in weeks.
Lucky us that…
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