We’re taking a walk down the aisle for our first “Sex & Marriage” themed episode! Today we are learning about Sex & Marriage in the Tudor Period. When and why did people get married? How was marriage different for royals versus poorer citizens? And why did the church have so much influence over everyone’s sex lives? Tune in to find out!

Suggested Episodes:
Ep11 – The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Part I)
Ep12 – The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Part II)

“Getting Divorced.” Tudor Times. Tudor Times Ltd, 29 November 2014.
Gould, Chris. “Sex in Elizabethan England.” Prezi. Prezi Inc, 28 February 2014.
Guy, John. Tudor England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
“Love and marriage in Tudor England.” History Extra. Immediate Media Co, 2018.
Rasmussen, Eric. “Marriage and Courtship.” The British Library, The British Library, 15 Mar. 2016, www.bl.uk/shakespeare/articles/marriage-and-courtship.
Ridgway, Claire. “Sexual Intercourse in Tudor Times.” The Tudor Society. The Tudor Society, 2016.
“Sex, brothels and prostitution…” Everything TudorBlog. 14 July 2016.“Sex Within Marriage.” Tudor Times. Tudor Times Ltd, 29 November 2014.

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Sarah Duncan is a lean manufacturing coach for a pharmaceutical company. Her ADD combined with excessive creative energy have led to many outlandish pursuits and activities over the years, including 20+ years as a dancer and choreographer, a brief stint competing in sprint triathlons, and performing in the Raleigh musical theater scene. For years, Sarah has been fascinated with how romance and passion have frequently changed the course of history. Salacious History evolved out of Sarah’s love of history, pop culture, and podcasting.

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