Item description for All For Love: Seven Centuries of Illicit Liaison by Val Horsler...
For centuries, the vagaries of human passion have moved, amused or scandalized us. Drawing on literary sources as well as personal letters, criminal trials and divorce papers from the National Archives, it uncovers people's real attitudes to sexual transgressions, from the rumbustious 14th century to the 'permissive society' of the 1960s - and much swept under the carpet along the way. Topics include adultery, prostitution, divorce, high-society scandals, homosexuality, wartime romances, the effects of class and religious and the complex - often contradictory - standards imposed on love and sex. Famous and infamous cases, popular ballads and individual stories evoke the very real perils of love that broke the rules - pregnancy, social disgrace, loss of marriagibility, employment and a respectable future. Both a celebration of sexuality and a sober analysis of its consequences, this is a thoughtful, deeply moving guide to our ancestors' hidden desires.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.18" Weight: 1.32 lbs.
Release Date Dec 8, 2006
Publisher The National Archives Press
ISBN 190336597X ISBN13 9781903365977
Availability 0 units.
More About Val Horsler
Val Horsler has been involved for almost 30 years in history, heritage and archaeology publishing, most recently as Head of Publishing at English Heritage. Now a full-time writer and editor, her recent publications include Living the Past and This Spectred Isled: A Journey through Haunted England (co-authored with Susan Kelleher). She has two daughters and lives by the sea in Kent, England.