Ep05 – Sex & Marriage: The Tudor Period


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!

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“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.

Ep04 – Shah Jahan & Mumtaz Mahal


You guys, we’re doing our first episode covering a famous couple from history! The story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal’s marriage falls in the gray area between historical fact and romantic legend. By all accounts, they are one of the most celebrated royal couples of the 16th century, and their love resulted in the construction of one of the most recognizable structures in history: the Taj Mahal!


“Mumtaz Mahal.” Ohio River – New World Encyclopedia, New World Encyclopedia, 2018, www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mumtaz_Mahal.
“Mumtaz Mahal.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 2 Jan. 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumtaz_Mahal.
“Shah Jahan.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Jan. 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Jahan.
“Taj Mahal Architecture.” Taj Mahal, Savion Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, 2018, www.tajmahal.org.uk/architecture.html.
“Taj Mahal Facts.” Taj Mahal, Savion Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, 2018, www.tajmahal.org.uk/taj-mahal-facts.html.
“Taj Mahal Facts for Kids.” Science Kids – Fun Science & Technology for Kids!, Science Kids, 2018, www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/tajmahal.html.
“Taj Mahal: Memorial to Love.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 2018, www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav/taj_nav/main_tajfrm.html.
“Taj Mahal Story.” Taj Mahal, Savion Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, www.tajmahal.org.uk/story.html.