Monday, October 02, 2006

unsavoury business

"Around 1495 Henry VII made an important reorganization of his private living space in which he separated off a Privy region for the unsavoury business of doing his accounts and going to the lavatory."

Colin Burrow reviewing Politics and Literature in the Reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII by Alistair Fox in Essays in Criticism 41 (1991).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So the medievals knew about feng shui.

dube said...

i do all my best things in the lav