Episode 173: Taking the Waters

Remember in a previous episode about Tudor bathrooms we talked about the medieval spa experience where you could have a meal and a bath at the same time in the bath houses all around Southwark? Then Henry VIII closed them all, and baths went out of fashion. But then during Elizabeth's time people begin to travel to spas like Buxton to "take the waters," and bang, the English holiday was born! Plus, foreign policy.

Show notes will be up at englandcast.com/spa soon.

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