Personal Hygiene

   In this fascinating workshop, we look at people's personal hygiene - or lack of it! Did people really bother to keep clean back then?

   This session is more of a talk with a few pictures to look at and things to hand around. We look at
Viking beard combs and hair dye, and find out about Anglo-Saxon medicinal baths.

   Finally we investigate toilets - how they were built and used - not only what went in, but what it contained and what that tells about the people.

Key Facts / Sources:
Sagas; John of Wallingford; Faccombe Netherton; developing countries;
7 years upwards Companion Workshop(s):  
Suitable Hand-Outs: