During the Middle Ages Asia had become home to some of the most advanced civilizations on Earth. These civilizations flourished while much of Western Europe was swallowed up in chaos, war, and poverty. As Europe declined, Asia excelled.
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie
During medieval times a family took a bath only once per year. The father got the first bath, followed by other members of the household. By the time the babies got to be washed, the water would be so dirty that the phrase dont throw the baby out with the bath water became popular.