By Ian Rotherham

The spa got here into its personal in Georgian Britain, with hundreds of thousands flocking to take the waters at cities similar to tub, Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells. As those cities grew, blending with trendy society grew to become most likely extra vital than looking the advantages of bathing, which as a minimum usually concerned immersion in a mixture of natural spa mineral water and a frequently 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 death within the 20th century and its contemporary revival. Enlivened through a wealth of colourful illustrations, this publication is an ideal creation to altering attitudes to public bathing and health and wellbeing, and a very good consultant to the spa-related upward push of a few of Britain's most famed cities.

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