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Sex and Sexuality in Stuart Britain (Paperback)

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Peek beneath the bed sheets of Stuart Britain in this frank, informative, and captivating look at the sexual lives of the peoples of the British Isles between 1603 and 1714. Popular Stuart historian Andrea Zuvich, "The Seventeenth Century Lady", explores our ancestors' ingenious, surprising, bizarre, and often entertaining beliefs and solutions to the challenges associated with maintaining a healthy sex life, along with the prevailing attitudes towards male and female sexual behavior. The author sheds light not only on the saucy love lives of the Royal Stuarts, but also on the dark underbelly of the Stuart era with histories of prostitution, sexual violence, infanticide, and sexual deviance.

* What was considered sexually attractive in Stuart Britain?

* At which ages would people be old enough for marriage?

* What were the penalties for adultery, incest, and fornication?

* How did Stuart-era peoples deal with infertility, sexually transmitted illnesses, and child mortality?

Find out the answers to these questions - and more - as fashion, food, science, art, medicine, magic, literature, love, politics, faith and superstition of the day are all examined, leaving the reader with a new regard for the ingenuity and character of our seventeenth and early eighteenth-century ancestors.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781526753076
ISBN-10: 1526753073
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2020
Pages: 232
Language: English