🎧 The Medieval Bishop’s Sex Workers
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Outside Medieval London’s city walls, Southwark was a land without rules. It was the place where people went to indulge their love of theatre, watch bear baiting and visit brothels. It was also under the control of the Bishop of Winchester.
In this edition of Gone Medieval - originally released as an episode of History Hit’s Betwixt the Sheets podcast - Matt Lewis talks with Dr. Kate Lister, about the sex workers of Southwark, once known as the Winchester Geese. They explore the role of the church and state in controlling Medieval sex work, and how this is mirrored today.
*WARNING There are adult themes and discussion of sex, abuse and abortion in this episode*
Produced by Charlotte Long, Sophie Gee and Rob Weinberg. Mixed by Seyi Adaobi.
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