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Bathing, while not unknown, is infrequent, and the majority of those you meet will pay little attention to personal hygiene.

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This was a firmly entrenched tradition that would last well into the 19th century.

When Elizabeth assumed the throne in 1558, only two English monarchs had ever chosen their own spouses.

Sonnet 127 by William Shakespeare Were a latter-day sojourner to suddenly stroll the streets of Elizabethan London, not every experience would be a pleasant one.

Expect, for instance, to encounter the intense stench of refuse thrown directly onto and rotting in the streets, as well as the overwhelming odor of untreated sewage flowing in open culverts.

One of them was her father, Henry VIII, who endured a succession of failed marriages.