Harlots, Housewives And Heroines

October 2013

Ep3 - At Work And At Play

3.5 148 x
At Work And At Play - Lucy Worsley explores the lives of some of the most remarkable women of the age, including writers, actresses, travellers and scientists. She meets a host of female mavericks who took advantage of the extraordinary changes afoot to challenge the traditional male bastions of society. Women like Nell Gwyn, the most famous of a new generation of actresses; Aphra Behn, the first professional female writer; and Christian Davies, who disguised herself as a man to fight as a sold...

Ep2 - At Home

4.0 101 x
At Home - Lucy Worsley explores the ordinary as well as the extraordinary lives of women in the home. This was an age when respectable women were defined by their marital status as maids, wives or widows. If they fell outside these categories they were often labelled whores or witches. While history has left many women voiceless over the centuries, Lucy discovers that in the Restoration, a surprising number of women were beginning to question their roles in marriage, attitudes to sex and reprod...

Ep1 - At Court

3.0 133 x
At Court - In this new three-part series historian and Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces Dr Lucy Worsley immerses herself in the world of Restoration England, exploring the captivating lives of the women of the period. In the first episode, Dr Lucy Worsley investigates the lives of women at the top - the king's mistresses at the royal court. (From the UK) (Documentary) PG CC
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