Just like us, medieval people wanted to step out looking (and smelling) their best. This week, Danièle shares some hygiene and beauty advice from the Middle Ages.
Some things mentioned in this week’s episode:
Beauty Banks, founded by Jo Jones and Sali Hughes
Viking Eye for the Saxon Guy – from Horrible Histories
The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle. For more on these tales, see The English “Loathly Lady” Tales: Boundaries, Traditions, Motifs.
The Trotula, translated and edited by Monica Green
Medieval Welsh Medical Texts, Volume 1: The Recipes by Diana Luft
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Top Image: British Library MS Additional 10293 fol. 266r