How on earth did the Tudors cope with keeping clean, hygiene, toilets and health? This talk will give you some understanding about what they did. It will also make you feel so thankful that we live in the 21st century!
It was a time during which the death count was extremely high. It was totally frightening, and they didn’t have much in the way of cures or easing symptoms. The reason we are here today is that our ancestors were survivors. The talk looks at who they turned to for medical treatment; physicians, barber-surgeons, apothecaries, cunning men and women, and housewives, and what they did to try to diagnose and cure illnesses; how they kept themselves clean; what toilet habits they used and various other snippets of fairly disgusting information about health and hygiene, or the lack of it, in Tudor times.