“A Cesspool in the Palace”: Prostitution and the Church in Medieval Southwark

Prostitution flourished in medieval London, and in the 12th century, Southwark became the city’s official red light district by order of Henry II. His ‘Ordinances touching the gouerment of the stew…

Source: “A Cesspool in the Palace”: Prostitution and the Church in Medieval Southwark

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