Bath … and why this Jane Austen fan is really not looking forward to the 18th of July 2017

Roman Baths of Bath, The King’s Spring close up

The Austens may well have drunk from the King’s Spring in the hope of benefitting from the water’s apparent healing properties. The water is terribly salty, and going by the corrosion on the ornamental salmon, I wouldn’t want to drink too much of it for fear it may do the same to my insides

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