Warning: There are adult themes, explicit language and talk about disordered eating and diets in this episode.
Did you know that before Queen Victoria married Albert she was a well-known party-animal, who could easily stay up until 5am, drunk on a concoction of red wine and whiskey?
Or that she was notorious for being able to eat seven or eight courses in half an hour, and had a penchant for mutton curries and the freshest fruit?
Kate is joined Betwixt the Sheets by food historian Dr Annie Gray to discuss Victoria’s very indulgent habits which spilled out into all areas of her life…including the bedroom.
You can find Annie’s incredible book, The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria, here.
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Annie Coloe.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.
This podcast includes music by Epidemic Sounds and archive clips from Sixty Glorious Years, 1938.