You may have heard of the Dark Ages, and there’s a reason they have this name. After the fall of the Roman Empire, sanitation all but vanished, reverting back to a much more primitive state whereby bathtubs were not very commonplace at all. In fact, most

You may have heard of the Dark Ages, and there’s a reason they have this name. After the fall of the Roman Empire, sanitation all but vanished, reverting back to a much more primitive state whereby bathtubs were not very commonplace at all. In fact, most people used standing water in buckets then threw it out of the window into the streets.

Instead of bathing, many people just used perfume… charming, we know. Thankfully, as the Victorian era and Industrial Revolution came about in the 19th Century, modern plumbing was implemented, allowing for the development of complex bathrooms – and, of course, bathtubs. The first truly popular bathtub was the clawfoot tub, which was the “must-have” bathroom item in the late 19th Century.

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