Spas and Spa Visiting

Spas and Spa Visiting

The British spa came into its own in the Georgian period, with thousands flocking to take the waters at Bath, Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells as well as numerous other towns. As these towns grew, their reputation as fashionable destinations became as or more important than the benefits of bathing, which in any case often involved immersion in water tainted by dirt and diseases from fellow bathers. Ian D. Rotherham here traces the story of the British spa back to Roman… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (February 10, 2014)

Collection: Shire Publications

Page count: 56 pages

Language: English


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