Articles | The Comfortable Courtesan
Being Memoirs
by Clorinda Cathcart

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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.

Racial Diversity in Regency London

Monday 4th December 2017

The robust historical evidence for the existence of an ethnically-mixed population in London (and other parts of the UK) in the early nineteenth century.

Sexual Diversity, Gender Identity, etc, in Regency England

Friday 1st December 2017

Maybe we can’t talk about LGBTQ people then in exactly the ways we would today: but there were people engaging in same-sex relationships and people with non-conforming gender identities, in spite of legal penalties and social hostility.

The Church and Religion

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Church and state were intimately connected at this period: many areas of life were under the control of the Established Church, even for those who were nonconformists or unbelievers.

The rank is but the guinea’s stamp

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Clorinda, though of humble origins herself, moved among the social elite, and seems to have had a firm grasp on the conventions, confusing and bewildering as these may seem.

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