A look at the city of Bath, home to Britain’s only natural hot springs in the Somerset countryside.
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Legend has it that around 860 BC, Bath was founded when Bladud, son of King Rud Hud Hudibras, contracted leprosy in Athens. Banished from the court and forced to go into hiding, a despondent Bladud fled to the small village of Swainswick. There, he resigned himself to a humble new life as a swineherd. But soon he saw how some of the swine would wander off and wallow in hot mud, seemingly shrugging themselves from the skin afflictions that would commonly plague the pigs that didn’t get muddy. The hopeful Bladud followed their lead and was cured.