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

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Charles II's Mistresses

Ep. 40

Lucy Walter, Barbara Palmer, Louise Kérouaille and Nell Gwynn. These are the names of just a key few of King Charles II’s mistresses.


In this episode, Kate is joined by Linda Porter to introduce us to these women, in addition to the King’s wife, Catherine of Braganza.


We find out what these women gained from their connections to the King, and what they stood to lose.


*WARNING there are naughty words and discussions of sex in this episode*


Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Anisha Deva and Sophie Gee.


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