Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

9/2/2007

All for Love: Seven centuries of illicit liaison

For centuries, the vagaries of human passion have moved, amused or scandalised us. This fascinating account explores seven centuries of relationships outside marriage, from all levels of society and the perspectives of both women and men. 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. for more click here

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