Scandal-averse policies have enabled the widespread sexual abuse of boys and male adolescents within the Church.
Edward’s medieval and early modern afterlife was significantly shaped by the influence of literary texts and techniques.
Medieval people feared that the Black Death was a punishment for sin, and hoped that abstaining from sex could save them.
Medieval theologians, like modern activists, used animals to make arguments about human sexuality.
A surprisingly prevalent theme in late English medieval literature and culture: the celebration of the Virgin Mary’s sexuality.
Obscenity is useful as a tool for teaching about sex and consent in the Middle Ages, and today.
Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society explores early medieval understandings of sin, looking in particular at childhood, sexuality and violence.