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Selling sex, beer and horses at Saint Paul’s Cathedral…

Old Saint Paul’s Cathedral had a reputation for beggars and thieves. The beautiful nave which was called ‘Paul’s walk’ was considered a good place to socialize, gossip, do business and to pick up prostitutes.

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The hidden sexual meaning of the Tudor song ‘Greensleeves’ …

A real Tudor woman might not have wanted to be seen dead in a green coloured dress and this is why…

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Sex, brothels and prostitution…

If you had ‘goose bumps’ in the 16th century it did not mean you had little bumps appearing on your arms because you were cold. Having ‘goose bumps’ was Elizabethan slang for having venereal disease. There were thousands of prostitutes or doxies as they were known, in Norwich, Exeter, York, London and elsewhere. In fact there were far more prostitutes in Elizabethan London than there are now in modern-day Birmingham or any other large British town in 2018. The most notorious stews, trugginghouses or brothels were in Southwark on the south side of the river Thames. Continue reading “Sex, brothels and prostitution…”