Articles | The Comfortable Courtesan
Being Memoirs
by Clorinda Cathcart

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The Healing Arts

Sunday 31st December 2017

The state of medical knowledge and medical practice in Regency England.

Crime and Punishment, Law and Order

Friday 29th December 2017

The state of the administration of law in Regency London

Some General Historical Background

Friday 29th December 2017

What was going on in Britain and the world more generally when Clorinda began her memoirs? The wider context within which she was writing.

Women and Marriage

Thursday 7th December 2017

Women’s situation in marriage in the early nineteenth century: property, legalities, separation, divorce. Why a lady with a comfortable independence might not wish to dwindle into a wife.

Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Regency Era

Wednesday 6th December 2017

The practicalities of a courtesan’s life: sexually-transmitted disorders, the perils of childbirth, the means of prevention, such as they were.

Courtesans and Ladies of the Town

Tuesday 5th December 2017

The situation of Regency sex workers: their legal position and the various strata of the profession.

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