Queen Elizabeth I bathed once a month.

In England, Elizabeth I, after whom Virginia was named, found a bath befitting to a virgin queen and took to it once a month “whether she need it or no.”

Fear of catching the Black Death, along with a growing shortage of wood for heating water, virtually ended public bathing. For a couple of centuries, common folkremained the great unwashed.

More on history of bathing.

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