Guest article by Rose Rylotte
The Tudors are often depicted as messy or ill-mannered ruffians. However, they were impeccably dressed and carried themselves with honor and dignity.
Starting off with personal hygiene, since they believed disease entered the body through open pores of the skin they did not bathe as regularly but thought it important to rinse their hands and face before every meal. This was done in clean cold water to wash off surface dirt.