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The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England - Ian Mortimer

A drier read than his Guide to Mediaeval England, but I still found several of the chapters to be quite interesting even if some of the others dragged a bit.

 

For example, the hierarchy of water sources did help to explain some of their attitudes toward baths.  That is, it’s not so much that they didn’t bathe as they didn’t generally have sufficient quantities of “safe” water in which to do it.