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This 14th century image is totally horrible in every way... but look past that: strong evidence for what women's hose really looked like! neat!

This century image. (killing adulterers) The man fornicating/being killed is wearing a Jewish cap, which, astonishingly, was a cap worn by Jews in the Middle Ages. The woman’s hose are visible, tied with girdle below the knee.

George IV & Caroline of Brunswick: Adultery, Conspiracy and a Match Made in Hell | All About History

A gouty man having his foot caressed by a voluptuous woman with a crown, another crowned woman listens in the doorway; representing King George IV with his mistress the Marchioness of Hertford and his wife Queen Caroline of Brunswick.

British Library, Royal 14E V, f. 506v (Death of Philippota of Catena). Giovanni Boccaccio, De casibus virorum illustrium (in the French translation of Laurent de Premierfait, Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et femmes). Netherlands, S. (Bruges), c. 1479-c.1480

(Death of Philippota of Catena). Giovanni Boccaccio, De casibus virorum illustrium (in the French translation of Laurent de Premierfait, Des cas des ruynes des nobles hommes et femmes). Netherlands, S. (Bruges), c.

Painted by an anonymous Flemish artist, Satirical Diptych, early 16th century, oil on panel. Université de Liège

Don't Open This Diptych! Anonymous Flemish artist, Satirical Diptych, early century, oil on panel. Université de Liège When a diptych warns you not to open it, you’d be wise to obey!

Medieval English society

The world changed when a plough that could plough deep and turn over heavy clay soil was invented in the Middle Ages.

Regency Sex Ed, via Miranda Neville at The Beau Monde

Regency romance author Miranda Neville, whose latest book, The Duke of Dark Desires, will be released at the end of December, originally published this essay on the Word

Man bathing in tubRoyal 10 E IV f.297 [Calendarium, Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the Smithfield Decretals) - Edited by Raymund of Peñafort, with gloss of Bernard of Parma - Last quarter of the 13th century or 1st quarter of the 14th century]

Man bathing in tubRoyal 10 E IV [Calendarium, Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the Smithfield Decretals) - Edited by Raymund of Peñafort, with gloss of Bernard of Parma - Last quarter of the century or quarter of the century]

A Doleful Disaster, or Miss Fubby Fatarmin's Wig Caught Fire  Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)  London: [Published] by Thomas Tegg, [1813].  Colored etching. 813.9.20.1  BMCat 12147    	Accidents such as this print depicts must not have been uncommon.

A Doleful Disaster, or Miss Fubby Fatarmin's Wig Caught Fire Thomas Rowlandson London: [Published] by Thomas Tegg, Colored etching. BMCat 12147 Accidents such as this print depicts must not have been uncommon.

Illumanu15th century (ca.1410) France - Paris        Bibliothèque de Genève  Ms. fr. 190/2: Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes by Giovanni Boccaccio   fol. 169r - “Henry Hohenstaufen torturing the young William III of Sicily, son of Tancred”

Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes by Giovanni Boccaccio fol. - “Henry Hohenstaufen torturing the young William III of Sicily, son of Tancred”

Dropsy Courting Consumption  Thomas Rowlandson  (British, London 1757–1827 London)  Publisher: Thomas Tegg (London) Date: October 25, 1810 Medium: Hand-colored etching Dimensions: sheet: 13 3/8 x 9 1/16 in. (33.9 x 23 cm) mount: 17 3/8 x 12 5/8 in. (44.1 x 32 cm) Classification: Prints Credit Line: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959 Accession Number: 59.533.1836

Dropsy Courting Consumption Thomas Rowlandson (British, London London) Publisher: Thomas Tegg (London) Date: October 1810 Medium: Hand-colored etching. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959 Accession Number:

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Ottoman dental book showing molars infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the 18 century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in Tooth worms?

Another actress in "breeches parts!"

Eighteenth-Century Notes & Petticoats: Leggy Ladies: Attitudes Towards…

The School of Venus, or the Ladies Delight, reduced into Rules of Practice, by Michel Millot – Sex manual, translated from the original french and published in England in 1680

The School of Venus, a 17th-Century Sex Manual, translated from the original French and published in England in 1680.
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