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English society in the time of Queen Elizabeth I

English Society in the Time of Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

English society in the time of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603) believed that bathing caused pain.

Queen Elizabeth I is known by many historians to have black teeth with stinky breath, her body was covered in powdered mildew all the time to disguise her body odour.

His black teeth are thought to have been because he was very fond of sugar and sweets, which were introduced to the people there during his reign.

Her pungent body odour was something that no one could protest against at the time because she could have ordered the beheading of people because of that person’s behaviour or the queen’s mood swings even if they were trivial. History In Views.

Shakespeare did not write about Elizabeth I at all despite living during her reign (16th century) because writing about her meant suicide.

"Elizabeth, I passed a law made in England banning the circulation of unflattering images of herself. Elizabeth's paintings are famously fictitious and overrated because they always show her as a pearl-white-skinned Renaissance beauty icon even when she was old. [Source: Elizabeth I's portrait brings us face to face with the ravages of age]

People from outside the kingdom who visit always comment on his teeth and body odour.

Perhaps this is why she is called the Virgin Queen, because no one is asking, except Lord Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.

I myself have never seen a depiction of a painting of Queen Elizabeth I showing her black teeth, but Cate Blanchett and others drew the Queen with her face and body covered in thick powder.

Throwing human waste from windows directly into the streets below and mixing it with horse manure and other animals is a common sight in cities, People do not bathe and their clothes are also exposed to a lot of dirt. Inside the interior of the building is no less dirty than outside. It was not only the bathing habits of the English that were very bad in the 16th century, but also the whole bacteria that were rampant. Such an environment led to the bubonic plague of the 17th century which was spread by fleas on rats and killed 20% of London’s population.

Translator’s note: the 16th & 17th centuries are actually no longer medieval, but have entered the early modern century. However, we get the idea that in the more modern than medieval centuries alone the people there were still that filthy. Especially when it was still medieval.

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