Hampton Court- Queen’s Bathing Room

Bathing Room of a Queen!

Bathing Room of a Queen!

Among the things I love about wandering around castles and old houses is seeing the beautiful bathing rooms. This was the bathing room of one of the queens. Notice the sink in the wall for acquiring water. I don’t know if you could get hot water from it, so it is entirely possible that there was still the step of “heat up the water” in preparing the queen’s bath. This room itself is separated from a hallway space by a wall with two doors in it. Palaces generally didn’t have hallways, but rooms connecting into each other and that extra wall was to make a truly private space without making it impossible for anyone pass between rooms while the queen was bathing. I really love the way the fireplace is tiered and want that feature in my own house for decorative purposes.


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