Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Royal Historical Society
Website URL
sex, sexuality, adultery, fornication, love, courtly love, contraception, marriage, medieval sex, Restoration England, prostitution, poison, sex work, homosexuality, Middle Ages, Stuarts, Georgian, Regency, Victorian
Additional Contact Information
Available and happy to talk

Personal Info

About Me

Jessica Cale is a historian, blogger, and historical fiction author. She holds a BA (Hons) in Ancient and Medieval History and an MFA in Creative and Media Writing from Swansea University. Her research is primarily focused on sex and contraception throughout British history.

She has contributed to BBC History, History Vault, The Observer, Subtext, Plugged In, and The Libertine, among others. She is a member of the Royal Historical Society and the Historical Novel Society. You can find her on her history blog, Dirty, Sexy History.

Recent Publications

Sexuality and its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare (2018).

See also Dirty, Sexy History.


Media Coverage
The Guardian (UK), The Daily Mail
Country Focus
United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
England, France, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Sexuality, Women