Medieval people feared that the Black Death was a punishment for sin, and hoped that abstaining from sex could save them.
Author: Katherine Harvey
A recent Vatican ruling on consecrated virgins has caused controversy, but there are medieval precedents for the new approach.
Sexual behaviour was strictly regulated in late medieval and Tudor England.
Same-sex couples in the early modern period claimed marriage in their own particular ways.
Three historians explore the legacy of John Boswell’s landmark text.
With the new religion came new attitudes to sexual behaviour and morality
John of Gaunt ‘died of putrefaction of his genitals and body’.