On the First Day of Christmas – Book 1

On the 1st day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a copy of Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare by Hunter S. Jones.

To be in the running to win this book, leave a comment after this post.

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Then simply leave a comment after this post between now and 31 December 2017. Don’t forget to leave your name and a contact email. Please note that I have comment moderation activated and need to ‘approve’ comments before they appear. There is no need to submit your comment twice.

This giveaway is open internationally.

One winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email shortly after the competition closes. Please ensure you’ve added natalie@onthetudortrail.com to your address book to avoid missing my email.

Good luck!

Find Out More

The Impact of Sexuality in History: The British Stripped Bare

Learn of the scandals and romance that shaped Great Britain. This provocative collection of essays depicts the cultural and societal kinks of the British, from the Anglo-Saxons, Medieval, Tudor, Regency, and Victorian eras.

Discover the ménage that changed the course of the Anglo-Saxon throne, go undercover to explore Courtly Love, learn about the business of Tudor and Regency marriages. Read of a possible dalliance involving Queen Anne Boleyn, and the controversial marriages of Mary, Queen of Scots. Peek into the bedrooms of Victorian prostitutes.

Each story provides shocking detail about what was at the heart of romance throughout British history.

Would you swig a magic potion or plot to kill your husband in order to marry your lover? These are just two of the many romantic and sexual customs from British history that you will explore when seven authors take us through the centuries, revealing that truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to love. From bizarre trivia about courtly love, to techniques and prostitution, you’ll encounter memorable nuggets of provocative info that you’ll want to share with friends and co-workers.

It’s all here: Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom, ménage a trois, chastity belts, Tudor fallacies, royal love and infidelity, marriage contracts (which were more like business arrangements), and brothels, kept women, and whorehouses. Take a peek at what really happened between the sheets. Each story provides you with shocking detail about what was at the heart of romance throughout British history.

The Impact of Sexuality in History: The British Stripped Bare chronicles the pleasures and perils of the flesh, sharing secrets from the days of the Anglo-Saxons, medieval courtly love traditions, diabolical Tudor escapades—including those of Anne Boleyn and Mary Queen of Scots—the Regency, and down to the ‘prudish’ Victorian Era. This scholarly yet accessible study brings to light the myriad varieties of British sexual mores.


Hunter S, Jones is passionate about the history of romance, science and music, a.k.a. sex, drugs and rock & roll. She has a popular history blog, and is a historian for Past Preservers Casting. When she isn’t writing, talking or tweeting about kings, queens and rock stars, she’s living the dream in Atlanta, Georgia with her Scottish born husband.

Look for her first collection of historical essays, The Impact of Sexuality in History: The British Stripped Bare, available March 2018 from Pen and Sword Books. She is delighted to work with the talented team of Emma Haddon-Wright, Annie Whitehead, Jessica Cale, Maryanne Coleman, Judith Arnopp, Gayle Hulme, and Dr. Beth Lynne.

More information soon on her upcoming book and film project Lillie Langtry: Gilded Goddess.

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  1. Looks fascinating.
    Also intrigued by Lilly Langtree book.

  2. Nicholas Bootle says:


  3. Alicia Mae says:

    Looks like an interesting topic that is typically glossed over!

  4. Lacey S Walter says:


  5. This contest is so fun!

  6. lisa evans says:

    Oh cool

  7. This contest is so good!

  8. Hilary Bridewell says:

    really sounds interesting

  9. Gabrielle Storey says:

    Looks like a great mixture of essays, can’t wait to read it!

  10. Margaret Lewis says:

    A topic that is sure to fascinate my husband

  11. I am always looking for new authors to read. Your book covers a period in history that I love to read.
    Thanks for having the giveaway

  12. Rachael Dickson says:

    This looks really fascinating! SO excited to read this.

  13. Yes please

  14. Trudi Porter says:


  15. Be interesting to read the history of this topic

  16. This contest is making me so aggressive to win and making these books such precious prize to win!

  17. I’m playing for my daughter. She likes history. I have a very special cancer and she helps me a lot. She deserves this.

  18. Fascinating topic

  19. Lynn Folliott says:

    Looks like a fascinating read…

  20. Judith MacInnes says:

    This looks very interesting – love that it covers such a broad spectrum

  21. Charlie Fenton says:

    I have been following this book for a while and would love to win a copy! I’m sure it will be a great read and will help with the gender aspect of my Early Modern Europe module.

  22. Paola Cascone says:

    Lovely books

  23. My favorite reading genre, I love historical novels!

  24. Sounds interesting!

  25. Looks interesting!

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