Description - Sexuality and its Impact on History by Hunter S. Jones
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 as eight 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 information that you'll want to share.
It's all here: menage a trois, chastity belts, Tudor fallacies, royal love and infidelity, marriage contracts (which were more like business arrangements), 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.
Sexuality and Its Impact on 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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Author Biography - Hunter S. Jones
Hunter S, Jones is passionate about the history of romance, science and music, a.k.a. sex, drugs and rock & roll. She has a popular history blog, and is the author of the best-selling Anne Boleyn story, Phoenix Rising. She is a historian for Past Preservers Casting. When she isn t writing, talking or tweeting about kings, queens and rock stars, she s living the dream in Atlanta, Georgia with her Scottish born husband. _Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare_ is her first collection of historical essays and she is delighted to work with the talented team of: Emma Haddon-Wright, Annie Whitehead, Jessica Cale, Samantha Wilcoxson, Judith Arnopp, Gayle Hulme, Dr. Beth Lynne and Hunter S. Jones. To find out more, visit: www.historyrocks.us.