Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society

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Why did kings and queens have spectators on their wedding night? Who had the very first boob job? And did our ancestors have their unmentionables pierced?


Join historian, Kate Lister, Betwixt the Sheets as she unashamedly roots around the topics which seem to have been skipped in history class.


Everything from landmark LGBTQ+ court cases, to political scandal, to downright bizarre medieval cures for impotence. The etymology of swear words, gender bias in medicine, and satanic panic and cults - there’s nothing off limits.


She'll be bed-hopping around different time periods; from ancient civilisations, to the middle ages, to renaissance and early modern...right up to now.


You’ll laugh, you’ll wince, and you’ll ask yourself how much has actually changed.


So join Kate Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society - a podcast from History Hit.


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Episode Date
The REAL Bridgerton: Queen Charlotte, Lord Byron & Georgian Celebrity
May 24, 2024
History of Monogamy
May 21, 2024
The REAL Bridgerton: Georgian Sex
May 17, 2024
Medieval Torture & Execution
May 14, 2024
Menopause: History, ‘Hysteria’ & Hormone Revolutions
May 10, 2024
Sex & Scandal in Charles II's Court
May 07, 2024
History of Geishas
May 03, 2024
Drunk Victorians: Moral Panic & Meat Wine
Apr 30, 2024
Elvis Presley's Sex Life
Apr 26, 2024
Ancient Greek Sexual Health: Wandering Wombs & Headless Beetles
Apr 23, 2024
Sex in the Aztec Empire
Apr 19, 2024
Fetishwear: A Kinky History
Apr 16, 2024
The History of Drag Queens
Apr 11, 2024
Sex & Scandal in King James' Court
Apr 08, 2024
Viking Royalty: Nicknames, Love Poems & Victorian Myths
Apr 05, 2024
History of Sh*t: Aztec Poo Goblins to Viking Turds
Apr 02, 2024
Scandalous Sex Lives of Royalty
Mar 29, 2024
The Dark History of Ballet
Mar 26, 2024
Abraham Lincoln's Sex Life
Mar 21, 2024
The Celebrity Sex Worker of Ancient Greece
Mar 19, 2024
Viking Sexuality
Mar 15, 2024
18th Century Graffiti: Sex, Murder & Rebellion
Mar 12, 2024
The Real Joan of Arc
Mar 08, 2024
Kink in the Renaissance
Mar 05, 2024
History of Sex Work in America
Mar 01, 2024
Who Really Was Boudica?
Feb 27, 2024
The Sex Life of William 'Braveheart' Wallace
Feb 22, 2024
The Real History of Sex Dolls
Feb 20, 2024
Sex Work in the Middle Ages
Feb 16, 2024
The Surprising History of 'Karens'
Feb 12, 2024
What Was Sex Like In Medieval Times?
Feb 08, 2024
The REAL Charles Dickens with Miriam Margolyes
Feb 05, 2024
Neanderthal Sex
Feb 01, 2024
Sex in Ancient Rome
Jan 29, 2024
Sex in Ancient Egypt
Jan 26, 2024
Robert Burns' Sex Life
Jan 22, 2024
Kamasutra: The Ancient Playboy Manual
Jan 19, 2024
The Real Outlander
Jan 16, 2024
Alexander The Great Sex's Life
Jan 12, 2024
Swearing: A F**king Long History
Jan 09, 2024
The Ancient Origins Of Sex
Jan 05, 2024
Napoleon's Penis & Other Iconic Body Parts From History
Jan 02, 2024
The Slave Revolt That Created A Country
Dec 29, 2023
The Book That Changed Sex Forever
Dec 26, 2023
The Festive Fetish: Santaphilia
Dec 22, 2023
King Arthur's Sex Life
Dec 19, 2023
17th Century Sci-Fi Writer & 'It Girl': Margaret Cavendish
Dec 15, 2023
JFK Special 5. | The Kennedy Curse
Dec 11, 2023
The Invention of Heterosexuality
Dec 08, 2023
JFK Special 4. | How Jackie O Defined An Era
Dec 04, 2023
AIDS Epidemic: Life & Death On The Frontline
Dec 01, 2023
JFK Special 3. | The Sex Life of JFK
Nov 28, 2023
Section 28: The Anti-Gay Law That Sparked A Movement
Nov 24, 2023
Napoleon's Sex Life
Nov 21, 2023
Ancient Goddesses of Sex and War
Nov 17, 2023
JFK Special 2. | The Kennedy Sister They Tried To Hide
Nov 13, 2023
Love, Lust & Fighting in World War II
Nov 10, 2023
JFK Special 1. | The Irish Woman Who Built The Dynasty
Nov 06, 2023
Victorian Sex
Nov 02, 2023
History of the Witch
Oct 31, 2023
Josephine Baker: Jazz Age Superstar to WW2 Spy
Oct 27, 2023
History of Asexuality
Oct 24, 2023
Hitler's Sex Life
Oct 20, 2023
Spectrophilia: The Ghost Fetish
Oct 17, 2023
The Black Death: the Rise of Women, Witches & the Peasant’s Revolt
Oct 13, 2023
The WW2 Witch Trial of Hellish Nell
Oct 10, 2023
Age of Consent: Medieval Meaning, Victorian Scandals & Modern Relevance
Oct 06, 2023
Sex: The Medieval Rules
Oct 03, 2023
Julius Caesar's Sex Life
Sep 29, 2023
Polari: The Secret Language of Gay Men
Sep 26, 2023
Sex & Scandal in Hampton Court
Sep 22, 2023
Sex In Old Age: Myths, Toys & Desire
Sep 19, 2023
Hate Mail: A Scandalous History
Sep 15, 2023
Victorian London's Hidden Porn Trade
Sep 12, 2023
Cleopatra to Jane Austen: Perfumes of Powerful Women
Sep 08, 2023
Bestiality
Sep 05, 2023
Self Sacrifice in Ancient India
Sep 01, 2023
History of Sex For Sale
Aug 29, 2023
How Fear Shaped History
Aug 25, 2023
Gay Identity in Nazi Germany
Aug 22, 2023
Superstitions: Witch Marks, Touching Wood & Lucky Pants
Aug 18, 2023
Polyamory: From Mormons to 60s Counterculture
Aug 15, 2023
History of Kissing: Why do we lock lips?
Aug 11, 2023
History of Make-Up
Aug 08, 2023
Eleanor Aquitaine: The Life of a Medieval Badass
Aug 04, 2023
Lube: A Slippery History
Aug 01, 2023
Victorian Abortion & Birth Control
Jul 28, 2023
Barbie: Feminist Icon?
Jul 25, 2023
Scottish Kings' Sex Lives
Jul 21, 2023
Althea Gibson: The Wimbledon Champion Who Beat The Odds
Jul 18, 2023
Mozart's Sex Life
Jul 14, 2023
Victorian Baby Farming Killer: Amelia Dyer
Jul 11, 2023
History of Breastfeeding
Jul 07, 2023
April Ashley: Paris Showgirl, Vogue Model & Trans Trailblazer
Jul 04, 2023
Women Warriors: From Boudicca to Ukrainian Snipers
Jun 30, 2023
Stonewall Uprising: Liberation & Mafia Exploitation
Jun 27, 2023
History of Camp: From Oscar Wilde to James Bond
Jun 23, 2023
Dick Pics: The History
Jun 20, 2023
Shakespeare's Sex Life
Jun 16, 2023
Anne Lister: The First Modern Lesbian?
Jun 13, 2023
Victorian Pregnancy & Childbirth: The Untold History
Jun 09, 2023
The Pre-Raphaelites: Art & Sexual Liberation
Jun 06, 2023
A History of Queer Women
Jun 02, 2023
The Rise of Celebrity Culture
May 30, 2023
The Giggling Granny serial killer
May 26, 2023
The Real Queen Charlotte
May 23, 2023
Molly Houses
May 19, 2023
Murder in the Roman World
May 16, 2023
Witch Hunts of Scotland
May 12, 2023
Perfume
May 09, 2023
Coronation Fashion: Crowns, Orbs & Pubic Wigs
May 05, 2023
Incest
May 02, 2023
Pop's Golden Era: Success & Scandal
Apr 28, 2023
Human Emotion
Apr 25, 2023
The Pirates' Code
Apr 21, 2023
Heirs, Affairs & Exiles: The Powderham Scandal
Apr 18, 2023
Victorian Wardrobe Secrets
Apr 14, 2023
Bond Girls
Apr 11, 2023
Sports Bra
Apr 07, 2023
A History of the C-Word
Apr 04, 2023
Early Modern Murder
Mar 31, 2023
Pestle or Sex Toy? The Roman 'Dildo'
Mar 28, 2023
Sordid Soho
Mar 24, 2023
Lord Byron: Incest, Adultery & Daddy Issues
Mar 21, 2023
Female Nudity & Modesty
Mar 17, 2023
Medieval Women: Beauty, Work & Pubic Hair
Mar 14, 2023
Drag Queens
Mar 12, 2023
Women Rebels: The Spanish Civil War
Mar 10, 2023
From Eve to Austen: Women in Literature
Mar 07, 2023
The History of Periods
Mar 03, 2023
The Real Bridgerton
Feb 28, 2023
Wedding Dresses
Feb 24, 2023
Cooking for Churchill: Georgina Landemare
Feb 21, 2023
Hag Horror: Older Women in Film
Feb 17, 2023
Agrippina: Rome's Most Powerful Empress?
Feb 14, 2023
Food, Sin & Shame
Feb 10, 2023
The Real Casanova
Feb 07, 2023
Marie Stopes: Birth Control & Eugenics
Feb 03, 2023
Prison Plastic Surgery
Jan 31, 2023
Wallis Simpson
Jan 27, 2023
Eunuchs
Jan 24, 2023
A History of Porn
Jan 20, 2023
The Blues
Jan 17, 2023
Royal Sibling Rifts
Jan 13, 2023
Syphilis
Jan 10, 2023
Teen Sex
Jan 06, 2023
Paganism & Festive Traditions
Dec 30, 2022
Santaphilia: Sexual Attraction to Santa
Dec 23, 2022
Sex Advice in the 20th Century
Dec 20, 2022
Alexander the Great's Sex Life
Dec 16, 2022
Trash
Dec 13, 2022
Rochester: The Restoration's Filthiest Poet with Neil Gaiman
Dec 09, 2022
Banned History
Dec 06, 2022
Sex Myths
Dec 02, 2022
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Nov 29, 2022
The History of the Clitoris
Nov 25, 2022
Mussolini's Favourite Daughter
Nov 22, 2022
Tattoos
Nov 18, 2022
Heartthrobs
Nov 15, 2022
Hacks, Hitler & the Hotel Imperial
Nov 11, 2022
Sex in Ancient China
Nov 08, 2022
Indecent Exposure
Nov 04, 2022
Gothic Fiction
Nov 01, 2022
Seances
Oct 28, 2022
Ghosts
Oct 25, 2022
The Grisly Deaths of Kings & Queens
Oct 21, 2022
Black Georgians
Oct 18, 2022
Henrietta Maria: The Most Hated Queen Consort?
Oct 14, 2022
Serial Killers & Misogyny
Oct 11, 2022
Phobias & Manias
Oct 07, 2022
Black Victorians
Oct 04, 2022
Bad King James VI & I
Sep 30, 2022
Private Members’ Clubs
Sep 27, 2022
The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
Sep 23, 2022
Forbidden Books
Sep 20, 2022
Women in Power
Sep 16, 2022
Con Artists
Sep 13, 2022
Divorce
Sep 06, 2022
Mafia Women
Sep 02, 2022
Charles II's Mistresses
Aug 30, 2022
Sexual Violence
Aug 26, 2022
Viking Sex
Aug 23, 2022
Women & Football
Aug 19, 2022
Sex Robots
Aug 16, 2022
Rasputin: Myth & Manhood
Aug 12, 2022
Female Pirates
Aug 09, 2022
Abortion in the UK
Aug 05, 2022
Virginity
Aug 02, 2022
Witches
Jul 29, 2022
America's Serial Killer Family
Jul 26, 2022
Sex & Shopping
Jul 22, 2022
Abortion in the US
Jul 19, 2022
Women of the Wild West
Jul 15, 2022
Bras
Jul 12, 2022
Nzinga: Warrior Queen Who Fought Colonialism
Jul 08, 2022
The Medieval Bishop's Sex Workers
Jul 05, 2022
The First Queer Activist
Jul 01, 2022
Beer
Jun 28, 2022
The Museum of Sex Objects
Jun 24, 2022
Fanny and Stella: The Men Who Shocked Victorian Society
Jun 21, 2022
Poppers
Jun 17, 2022
The Femme Fatale & The French President
Jun 14, 2022
BDSM
Jun 10, 2022
Sarah Baartman: A Life On Show
Jun 07, 2022
Feminine Power: Divine to Demonic
Jun 03, 2022
Corsets
May 31, 2022
Death, Dissection & Grave Robbing
May 27, 2022
Vasectomy
May 24, 2022
Medicine & Misogyny
May 20, 2022
Royal Sex
May 17, 2022
Sex Toys
May 13, 2022
Bedlam
May 10, 2022
Tudor Sex
May 06, 2022
Psychiatric Drugs
May 03, 2022
Shoes
Apr 29, 2022
Boob Jobs
Apr 26, 2022
Victoria: A Greedy Queen
Apr 22, 2022
Voodoo & Vodou
Apr 19, 2022
Medieval Sex
Apr 19, 2022
INTRODUCING Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society
Mar 22, 2022