How an Enlightenment philosopher understood the love between his mistress and her sister
Tag: eighteenth century
How venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art.
One 1771 advertisement sought the recapture of an enslaved person known by two names: Cato and Miss Betty Cooper.
Angelica Church lived at the intersection of two revolutions, in a world of dangerous financial speculation, intense political intrigue, and the play of passions between men and women.
Sexual secrets were nothing new in the 1700s, but confessing them to a doctor became surprisingly common.
Benjamin Franklin’s dalliances with a cod may not seem particularly notable, given his other exploits.
The American Revolution is impossible to understand without food and sex at its center.