By exploring their sex lives, The Fires of Lust brings ordinary medieval people to life.
Author: Katherine Harvey
What did medieval people think about penises?
Medieval people feared that the Black Death was a punishment for sin, and hoped that abstaining from sex could save them.
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.