Madams: Bawds and Brothel Keepers of London

By: Linnane, Fergus

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During the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries there were almost no career openings for women. Yet a group of intrepid and gifted females scaled the heights of what was literally a man's world - they became bawds. Taking what had been a furtive activity on the borders of legality, they turned brothel-keeping into a major industry, colonizing some of the excusive areas of London and making major contributions to the city's prosperity. This book reveals the ohter side of London's years of pomp and splendor, painting a vivid picture of the bawds, their girls and their clients. Drawing on a rich variety of sources - court records, pamphlets, newspapers, diaries and letters - this volume is fresh and original, offering humor, insight and a very candid view of the sexual behavior of Londoners through the ages. 246 pages with index, bibliography, and source notes; illustrated in black & white. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: Madams: Bawds and Brothel Keepers of London

Author: Linnane, Fergus

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs

Categories: Europe,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: United Kingdom, Sutton Pub Ltd: 2005

ISBN: 0750933062

ISBN 13: 9780750933063

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 002997