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Sake Dean Mahomed – the Shampooing Surgeon

Between 1812 and 1814 Sake Dean Mahomed (Sheikh Din Muhammad) moved to Brighton and subsequently opened a bath-house. He provided aromatic vapour baths, massage and shampooing. In his peak he …

Jan 1814 Read More →

King Henry VIII

This is a portrait of King Henry VIII painted by Hans Holbein in 1537. King Henry’s cloak has bands of arabesque knots. The curtain beside King Henry has an interlacing …

Jan 1537 Read More →