Royal and Medieval Hygiene Habits That Will Make You Want to Take a Bath

Image Credits: Getty Images/WireImage/Matt Kent

Image Credits: Getty Images/WireImage/Matt Kent

While today we marvel at the grandeur and splendor of Europe's ancient castles and palaces, we forget that these places, despite their beauty and elegance, lacked all the basic necessities of what we now consider standard for any home to be inhabitable. There was no running water in many of these grand houses. Vermin and insect infestations were common. The lack of running water meant people, including royals, went months without either bathing, washing, or changing their clothes. That's only the beginning. Find out how people who lived in these beautiful places really lived when they were first built. 

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