Did People in the Middle Ages Really Throw Fecal Matter Out of Their Windows?

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Although Medieval Britons weren’t exactly the cleanest lot by modern standards (though contrary to popular belief, despite some well-known exceptions, they did, in general, bathe in some form or another relatively regularly), the idea of them just dropping trou and dumping half a pound of fecal matter into the street below isn’t exactly a fair or representative image.

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Did people from the Middle Ages really threw their droppings out the window?


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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cess_Pool_in_Slovakia.jpg
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Friedrich_I._Barbarossa.jpg
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Image from page 37 of "Cyclopedia of architecture, carpentry, and building : a general reference work" (1912)

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