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Love, Lust, and License in Early Modern England: Illicit Sex and the Nobility

Johanna Rickman remarks that her book resulted from an apparently simple question: 'What happened to noblemen and noblewomen who engaged in extramarital sexual relationships?' (p. 1). She rightly insists that the answers shed light on the interactions of social status and gender, the role of the monarch, and relationships within and between elite kinship networks.Continue reading “Love, Lust, and License in Early Modern England: Illicit Sex and the Nobility”