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The Buried History of the Winchester Geese - Part One

November 25, 2020 Lucy Coleman Talbot Season 2 Episode 2
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The Buried History of the Winchester Geese - Part One
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The Buried History of the Winchester Geese - Part One
Nov 25, 2020 Season 2 Episode 2
Lucy Coleman Talbot

Did you know that from the 12th to 17th century Southwark in London was controlled by the Bishop of Winchester? Among other powers, the Bishop had the right to license and tax the borough’s prostitutes, they became known as the ‘Winchester Geese’. 

Lucy Coleman Talbot sheds light on the Bishops' involvement, as well as the suffering endured by medieval sex workers and how we know their story from a graveyard. 

For more information, including show notes and a transcription, please visit our website https://www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/hampshire-histbites-episodes



Show Notes

Did you know that from the 12th to 17th century Southwark in London was controlled by the Bishop of Winchester? Among other powers, the Bishop had the right to license and tax the borough’s prostitutes, they became known as the ‘Winchester Geese’. 

Lucy Coleman Talbot sheds light on the Bishops' involvement, as well as the suffering endured by medieval sex workers and how we know their story from a graveyard. 

For more information, including show notes and a transcription, please visit our website https://www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/hampshire-histbites-episodes