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Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England

This is some more from a German physician’s journal, Thomas Platter’s Travels in England 1599 Especially every quarter when the law courts sit in London and they throng from all parts of England for the terms … to litigate in numerous maters which have occurred in the interim, for everything is saved up till that … Continue reading

Didn’t the Boys Notice?

In Barbara A Hanawalt’s book, The Wealth of Wives, there are mentions of the abuse and mistreatment of women, including them being forced into occasional acts of prostitution to make ends meet. She writes of the region of Southwark being notorious for its public baths or stews, which were often used for this purpose. She … Continue reading