In today's edition of Teasel's Tudor Trivia, Teasel and I debunk the myth that Tudor people were dirty and smelly, and that they did not care about hygiene. It's simply not true.
We share some sources for how Tudor people cared for their bodies and kept clean, and we'd highly recommend Ruth Goodman's work - Tudor Monastery Farm series and "How to be a Tudor" book.
They also washed their hands before meals with well water with rose petals or flowers in it which acted the same way as antibacterial hand gell does today. This was demonstrated on our visit to Mary Arden’s Farm.