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Sex workers’ labour struggles in Scotland article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Sex workers’ labour struggles in Scotland

How does the lack of labour rights affect sex workers in Scotland? This article explores...

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The Things We Forgot To Remember - Jack the Ripper

To what extent did Jack The Ripper mask more pressing fears of revolution in Victorian England? Michael Portillo investigates as part of the BBC/OU series 'The Things We Forgot to Remember'

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Timewatch: The floating brothel article icon

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Timewatch: The floating brothel

In 1789 England’s all-female transport ship set sail for a penal colony in Australia. Timewatch follows the the floating brothel.

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History & The Arts 

Prostitution in Renaissance Venice

The Venetian authorities became concerned that it was impossible to distinguish between courtesans and respectable women. Rules drawn up in 1543 determined what the courtesans could wear.

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Slavery: A Modern-Day Problem

Beth Hertzfeld reveals how slavery is not consigned to the history books, but still very much a worldwide facet of modern life

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