Sex in Elizabethan England by Alan Haynes
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Sex in Elizabethan England
By Alan Haynes

Sex in Elizabethan England

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Sex in Elizabethan England by Alan Haynes

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Approached through the literature and literary personalities of the period, this fascinating study examines sexual behaviour in the Elizabethan age. Although there is much we will never know, poets and playwrights can provide valuable insights into our ancestors' sexual lives. Here, with help from the work of figures such as Shakespeare, Marlowe and Donne, Alan Haynes builds up a vivid picture of of the sexual experiences of Elizabethans at all levels of society. We peep behind the bed curtains at the 'Virgin Queen' herself, who slept alone despite rumours that she was as sexually promiscuous as her mother, Anne Boleyn, and at characters such as Moll Cutpurse, a gutsy female transvestite who shocked and amused generations of Londoners in almost equal measure. The pressure of desire was profound and the author explores this to find compelling details. A unique behind the scenes study of the sex life of the Elizabethans, from courtiers to maids of honour and from citizens and their wives to drabs and pimps, this book will intrigue and fascinate anyone with an interest in the private lives of our forbears.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750944052
ISBN-10: 0750944056
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Gunpowder Plot by Alan Haynes Gunpowder Plot, Paperback (September 2010)

This enthralling book will grip the general reader, while the scope of its detailed research will require historians of the period to consider again the commanding importance of the plot throughout the seventeenth century.

Elizabethan Secret Services by Alan Haynes Elizabethan Secret Services, Paperback (May 2009)

Presents an account of the 'secret services' operated by the great men of Elizabethan England. This book challenges many stale notions about espionage in Renaissance England.

Walsingham by Alan Haynes Walsingham, Paperback (August 2007)

Walsingham, Elizabeth's spymaster had established an extensive spy network the world had ever seen, placing secret agents throughout Europe, especially in the Catholic courts of Spain, Italy, and France, to ferret out Catholic plots against Elizabeth. Yet Elizabeth ignored her spymaster. Walsingham, distrusted for being too powerful.

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Author Biography - Alan Haynes

Alan Haynes has also written The Elizabethan Secret Services and The Gunpowder Plot.

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