Sex was not allowed on Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays; throughout Lent, Advent and Pentecost; before major holy days; when a woman was menstruating, confined before pregnancy, for a month after childbirth and while she was breast-feeding; three days before taking communion; during daylight hours; naked; or in any position other than missionary. One 15th-century couple got married by Beverley Gate in Hull while milking a cow. This rather nebulous arrangement sometimes led to unions later being rejected by one or other party, transforming legitimate payment of the marriage debt into illicit fornication. All legally acceptable. Henry VIII knew how fragile this situation could be.
Burton history buffs are set for a "rip-roaring tumble" through the sexual exploits of Britain's most infamous royal family. The sexual exploits of the Tudors will be exposed at a special buffet and lecture, which will take guests back in time to hear about the sex lives of the English and Welsh during their reign. A costumed performance will be hosted by the castle's curator, Lesley Smith, touching on how the Tudors used contraception, prostitution and even what King Henry VIII got up to. A spokesman for the castle said: "This lecture, given by castle curator Lesley Smith, is a rip-roaring tumble through the sexual exploits of the Tudors. Dinner will be served to guests in the "great hall", which is the venue's heated marquee. Smoked salmon pate; chicken wrapped in parma ham with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables in a white wine and mushroom sauce; and a seasonal cheesecake with strawberries and cream will be served. By Beth Pridding Senior Reporter.
It's a game of bones. Photo: Showtime, Artwork: Dillen Phelps. Marie Antoinette It may have taken Marie Antoinette and the King a while to get going in the bedroom, but once they got down to it, they pretty much made a baby in the first go.
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. This is the first book-length study of the award-winning historical drama The Tudors. In this volume twenty distinguished scholars separate documented history, plausible invention, and outright fantasy in a lively series of scholarly, but accessible and engaging essays. The contributors explore topics including Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, his other wives and family, gender and sex, kingship, the court, religion, and entertainments.