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The Georgian Husband with Fourteen Wives

Ep. 59

Charles Hamilton allegedly had fourteen wives according to the newspapers, but the headline was that Charles used to be called Mary. In the 18th century newspaper stories about 'female husbands' were not uncommon; people assigned female at birth who assumed the legal, social and economic position reserved for men.


Today we explore two stories with Jen Manion, author of Female Husbands: A Trans History.


Edited by Tom Delargy. Produced by Freddy Chick. Senior Producer is Charlotte Long.


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