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What Was Hygiene Like In The Victorian Era? / Weird History


Practically every book, movie, and TV show made in the last century that references the Victorian era romanticises the time period. Beautiful gowns, lavish homes, and passionate romance are staples of the now bygone time. But in much of the media we consume about the seemingly sophisticated Victorians, no one talks about where they got their water or went to the bathroom, or when they last bathed.

When you peel back all the layers of silk and lace, you’ll discover that the Victorians were actually pretty gross — via Youtube

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