Chapter 6, The Toilette

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 6, The End of the Ninth Century – Anglo Saxon Furniture

We have little information on the secrets of the toilette of the Anglo-Saxons. We know from many sources that washing and bathing were frequent practices among them. The use of hot baths they probably derived from the Romans. The vocabularies give thermae as the Latin equivalent. They are not infrequently mentioned in the ecclesiastical laws, and in the canons passed in the reign of king Edgar, warm baths and soft beds are proscribed as domestic luxuries which tended to effeminacy. If these were really the Read More >>>

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