Clean in Ancient Rome, Dirty in Modern England?

An Ancient Bathhouse in East Sussex Beauport Park is the site of an Ancient Roman Bathhouse located in East Sussex, England. Roman bathhouses were a common feature across the Empire and could be found in most cities; they were used for bathing but also for relaxing and socializing. Generally, the bathhouses were accessible to all…

Jubilation at the Jubilee?

What does jubilee mean? The Oxford Dictionary describes a jubilee as ‘a special anniversary of an event, especially one celebrating twenty-five or fifty years of a reign or activity’.[1] For the British monarchy specifically, the jubilee is an important celebration of the reign of the current monarch. This year, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating…

Medieval Medicine at Herstmonceux Castle

In a fifteenth century castle in the heart of the East Sussex countryside, a small but dedicated group of students chop herbs, grind spices and carefully measure liquids into glass bottles. Their aim is simple, to offer relief to others suffering with various medical ailments. It may surprise you to learn that this scene is…