Spas and Spa Visiting (Shire Library, Volume 795)

Spas and Spa Visiting (Shire Library, Volume 795)

Ian Rotherham


The spa got here into its personal in Georgian Britain, with hundreds of thousands flocking to take the waters at cities resembling tub, Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells. As those cities grew, blending with trendy society grew to become most likely extra very important than looking some great benefits of bathing, which at least usually concerned immersion in a mixture of natural spa mineral water and a regularly filthy swill of airborne dirt and dust and sickly our bodies. Ian Rotherham the following strains the tale of spa bathing, from Roman and medieval occasions, via its heyday in Georgian and Victorian Britain, to its loss of life within the 20th century and its fresh revival. Enlivened by means of a wealth of colourful illustrations, this e-book is an ideal creation to altering attitudes to public bathing and health and wellbeing, and a very good advisor to the spa-related upward thrust of a few of Britain's most renowned cities.

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