Queen Victoria’s Leopold

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert wanted their sons to be the new European order of chivalry and wanted to rid themselves of the reputation of the House of Hanover.  This they believed was to be the monarchy’s success and so they depended on their four sons. Prince Leopold was the youngest and 12 years younger…

Morris Dancing

Morris Dancing is closely associated with mummers’ plays which originated in Britain in the medieval times.  A troupe of actors normally visited homes or public houses to perform, and on the odd occasion would perform in the streets. Depending on the time of the year, the occasion and the type of local hero, the actors would dress…

Elizabethan Toothpaste

Rubbing the teeth vigorously with a linen cloth to dislodge any bits, was the most common form of oral hygiene.  And to strengthen their teeth, they chewed twigs. But, the best way used to clean teeth and to freshen breathe, was to run a sage leaf across their teeth and their gums.  This is still used today in…