Discover the ménage that changed the course of the Anglo-Saxon throne, go undercover to explore Courtly Love, learn about the business of Tudor and Regency marriages. Read of a possible dalliance involving Queen Anne Boleyn, and the controversial marriages of Mary, Queen of Scots. Peek into the bedrooms of Victorian prostitutes.
Each story provides shocking detail about what was at the heart of romance throughout British history.
Would you swig a magic potion or plot to kill your husband in order to marry your lover? These are just two of the many romantic and sexual customs from British history that you will explore when seven authors take us through the centuries, revealing that truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to love. From bizarre trivia about courtly love, to techniques and prostitution, you’ll encounter memorable nuggets of provocative info that you'll want to share with friends and co-workers.
It's all here: Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom, ménage a trois, chastity belts, Tudor fallacies, royal love and infidelity, marriage contracts (which were more like business arrangements), and brothels, kept women, and whorehouses. Take a peek at what really happened between the sheets. Each story provides you with shocking detail about what was at the heart of romance throughout British history.
The Impact of Sexuality in History: The British Stripped Bare chronicles the pleasures and perils of the flesh, sharing secrets from the days of the Anglo-Saxons, medieval courtly love traditions, diabolical Tudor escapades—including those of Anne Boleyn and Mary Queen of Scots—the Regency, and down to the ‘prudish’ Victorian Era. This scholarly yet accessible study brings to light the myriad varieties of British sexual mores.
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Godiva: Lady, Legend, Legacy
Rioting in the Harlot’s Embrace: Matrimony & Sanctimony in Anglo-Saxon England
The Art of Courtly Love: The Ideal and Practice of Love in the Middle Ages
The Tudor Marriage Game
These Bloody Days: The Relationship between Anne Boleyn & Thomas Wyatt
The Marriages of Mary Queen of Scots
Succession, Confusion and Ramifications: Who Should Wear the Crown?
Dr. Beth Lynne
Lips of Flame & Heart of Stone
The Impact of Prostitution in Victorian Britain and its Global Influence
Hunter S. Jones
About the Authors
Emma Haddon-Wright is from Plymouth UK and a lover of all things macabre & mysterious. She has a BA (Hons) Medieval to Modern European History. She is devoted to her family, history and is thrilled to be included in Sexuality & Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare! You can find her on Twitter @RedLunaPixie
website on Facebook and Twitter @ALWhitehead63
Dirty, Sexy History and can be found on Facebook and Twitter @JessicaCale
Maryanne Coleman lives in the English countryside and can be
found mainly digging in archives, or her garden. Her passions are King Arthur, Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe. She has many degrees, mainly in English Literature, Tudor History, and Elizabethan Theatre. She isn’t online, so no need to look for her. Although she may often be found at Heathrow Airport waiting on a flight to the French Riviera.
website and at Facebook and Twitter @juditharnopp
website on Facebook and Twitter @bzhercules1
website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @HunterS_Jones