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The Scandalous Sex Lives Of The Bridgerton Era Aristocracy | Sex & Sensibility | Absolute History

  • čas přidán 25. 11. 2023

Komentáře • 117

  • @howdy4504
    @howdy4504 Před 2 měsíci +173

    "You don't get married for love, you idiot" made me laugh more than it should have

    • @simon-oy6um
      @simon-oy6um Před 2 měsíci +4

      In many ways nothings changed 😅

    • @aazhie
      @aazhie Před 27 dny

      Same! XD so bluntly stated

  • @jbrooks27262
    @jbrooks27262 Před 2 měsíci +24

    "But your ankle"
    "... it.. feels better now"
    Straight bodied lol

  • @heatherhuck4939
    @heatherhuck4939 Před 2 měsíci +13

    Miss Corbit charging extra for every inch short - what a Power Move! hahaha

  • @shawnajohnson
    @shawnajohnson Před 2 měsíci +98

    Excellent doc! Would love to see a deep dive on what the service girls had to go through after they were dismissed for being "enceinte".

    • @ginmar8134
      @ginmar8134 Před 2 měsíci +12

      They became prostitutes or if they were lucky became courtesans and died of venereal disease in their thirties if they lasted that long.

  • @vickyabramowitz2885
    @vickyabramowitz2885 Před 2 měsíci +67

    I imagine that the spread of VD must have been rampant among the aristocracy.

    • @emilien.
      @emilien. Před 2 měsíci +18

      @vickyabramowitz2885 Agreed, but not only the aristocracy but all up and down the social scale🎹. Reading history bears this out. And sadly, one could make a strong case that it's rampant now and we even have the methods of preventing and, failing that, effectively (for the most part) treating it. Arguably, the capacity for mature and measured accountability for one's actions remains at dismal levels. Common sense is still at a premium.💲😆💲

    • @ginmar8134
      @ginmar8134 Před 2 měsíci

      ​@@emilien.Well, the male rate of birth control useage among men and boys these days is pretty dismal.

    • @srose1088
      @srose1088 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Lol yeah, it probably was weird if it didn't burn when you peed.

    • @kerrymarris4260
      @kerrymarris4260 Před 18 dny +1

      And incest

  • @midnightblack07
    @midnightblack07 Před 2 měsíci +53

    Brilliant documentary! The Regency period is my favorite, no doubt due to my love for Jane Austen, so I'm always extra excited for new content covering this era. :)

  • @explodingkitten307
    @explodingkitten307 Před 2 měsíci +39

    Upper classes of that era, or any era really including today had a reputation for being neglectful parents. It's like they were so busy with their glamourous social lives they hardly had time for their kids. But there must have been at least some exceptions too, I guess.

    • @steemlenn8797
      @steemlenn8797 Před 2 měsíci +4

      That's a bit unfair. It's just that their children oftentimes were just a duty. Also keep in mind that good behavior often meant not showing emotions or doctor's advice was to not show so much love to your children, since it would prevent them growing up - or things on that line. Like not breastfeeding them yourself, that's what wet nurses are for! There is always a huge cultureal baggage, especially when it comes to raising children.

    • @explodingkitten307
      @explodingkitten307 Před 2 měsíci +2

      @@steemlenn8797 I didn't say WERE. I said had a reputation.

  • @royzgaming441
    @royzgaming441 Před 2 měsíci +30

    Grandma : All young people think about is sex!
    Meanwhile, grandma's grandma

  • @bellocornelius1273
    @bellocornelius1273 Před 2 měsíci +6

    One of the best documentary channels

  • @steemlenn8797
    @steemlenn8797 Před 2 měsíci +40

    For me as a German there is something just inherently funning hearing British accents talking about sex. Can't explain why.

    • @djdb1214
      @djdb1214 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Same. They sound too proper lol

  • @LisaNH934
    @LisaNH934 Před 2 měsíci +9

    I've never heard of "Fanny Hill" 😯
    Thanks for this episode 🤭 enlightening and entertaining.

    • @LisaNH934
      @LisaNH934 Před 2 měsíci

      @19:10 😂 Miss Corbett is a genius businesswoman

    • @rachelrich2698
      @rachelrich2698 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Best part is that it’s in the public domain! You can read it on your device for free (I have it on mine lol)

  • @greyjanna
    @greyjanna Před 2 měsíci +2

    I enjoyed this Documentary. Thank you for the upload

  • @MrsWilberforce2
    @MrsWilberforce2 Před 2 měsíci +36

    Yeah, Lady Emma Hamilton did really well for herself until she ended up not only completely broke but deeply, DEEPLY in debt, and dead at the age of only 49 in Calais, France, an alcoholic laudanum addict.

  • @Indiechick
    @Indiechick Před 2 měsíci +20

    Girl runnnn Mr.Banfield is not your man!

  • @jewdd1989
    @jewdd1989 Před 2 měsíci +6

    Fascinating history and I think it’s great to appreciate it for what it was.

  • @zhalaasgarli425
    @zhalaasgarli425 Před 2 měsíci +1

    absolutely love this channel.

  • @outistynnanyt5153
    @outistynnanyt5153 Před 2 měsíci +3

    I love when i recognize an expert from their outside work

  • @thatsmyjam6065
    @thatsmyjam6065 Před 2 měsíci +11

    I don't know who did the costumes for this documentary, but accuracy doesn't seem to be what they were going for. No gloves on the men at the ball? Gaudy, bright colors on the women, and ill fitting jackets and vests on the men...aye aye aye.

    • @ML4Murp
      @ML4Murp Před 2 měsíci +1

      And not a hat in sight!

  • @thesparkypilot
    @thesparkypilot Před 2 měsíci +11

    Yep, people have been getting together since the beginning of time ❤

  • @emilien.
    @emilien. Před 2 měsíci +10

    Technology has changed but not so human nature. Huzzah!!!!!🎉🎉🥳🥳

  • @sammyt3514
    @sammyt3514 Před 2 měsíci +1

    Brilliant documentary; this channel is a treasure trove!

  • @ladyredl3210
    @ladyredl3210 Před 2 měsíci +1

    Gosh I love Dr. Kate she’s amazing

  • @chasitydeanna4861
    @chasitydeanna4861 Před 2 měsíci +6

    By George, this is a fantastic documentary! How funny our ancestors were 😂

  • @kimberlyholt2241
    @kimberlyholt2241 Před 2 měsíci +3

    The same goes on today, unless you find that needle in a hay stack!

  • @explodingkitten307
    @explodingkitten307 Před 2 měsíci

    The father looks at the daughter's fiance like, I can see right through you, young man. You can't fool me!

  • @myswanktrendz
    @myswanktrendz Před 2 měsíci +2

    This reminds me of how terrified 'men in charge' have always been regarding the power of female sexuality. The need to keep women 'in check' still exists for some grous today (especially religious leaders)

  • @AnnaAnna-uc2ff
    @AnnaAnna-uc2ff Před 2 měsíci

    Thank you..

  • @Aerie925
    @Aerie925 Před 2 měsíci +11

    Hulu’s Harlots was fantastic. Bridgerton can’t hold a candle to that masterpiece. Harlots was 10x better than Bridgerton could ever hope to be.
    Both shows show Georgian life from different perspectives; Bridgerton from the eyes of the Georgian elite, and Harlots from the POV of Georgian prostitutes, but in terms of writing, Harlots was better.

    • @tagaukimasumi7818
      @tagaukimasumi7818 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Yees! I loved Harlots. Very interesting perspective that many dont think about. Harlots is by far way better than Bridgerton!

    • @Aerie925
      @Aerie925 Před 2 měsíci +1

      @@tagaukimasumi7818 I enjoyed both shows, but Harlots was just better written.

  • @erinsinclair-pequeen2052
    @erinsinclair-pequeen2052 Před 2 měsíci +2

    My favirite British tv show is The Duchess of Duke street.

    • @LisaNH934
      @LisaNH934 Před 2 měsíci

      from the 1970s? I always see it in AmazonPrime but never watched. Thnx 👍

  • @KoolT
    @KoolT Před 2 měsíci +41

    Bee's do it. Bird's do it. Let's fall in love❤😊

    • @abramjones9091
      @abramjones9091 Před 2 měsíci


    • @ginmar8134
      @ginmar8134 Před 2 měsíci +3

      It was never about love.

    • @RickyMaveety
      @RickyMaveety Před 2 měsíci +3

      No misplaced apostrophes, please.

    • @jobivuvuvfvi605
      @jobivuvuvfvi605 Před 2 měsíci +1

      ​@@ginmar8134I get you're probably just generalizing to make a point, but that's just not true. At least in upper class society it was very uncommon to marry for love. Many people had affairs because they truly loved the people they were sleeping with.

  • @mm-yt8sf
    @mm-yt8sf Před 2 měsíci +3

    if so much rides on the financial the sons have much say themselves? or are they bossed around by their fathers too? in this story it looks like mr banfield is the one deciding if he likes her or not (i guess it depends on if is the son is the one who inherits everything anyway or not?)
    [hey....if the rich dad wants a titled heir to pass his wealth onto...what about his eldest son? the poor guy would probably not be happy to be passed over for his younger sister's kid? he might have regretted doing such a good job of protecting his little sister's virtue 🙂]

  • @tonyausten2168
    @tonyausten2168 Před 2 měsíci +20

    I didn't know the two lesbian ladies received pension from the crown. I am shocked. I knew they were respectable, and receive famous guests like Lord Castlereagh-home secretary. I suspect they were viewed as something close to a show of curiosity and wonder. Not a circus, but something close to.

  • @ronniwright8315
    @ronniwright8315 Před měsícem

    This is exactly what happened to princess Diana, things never changed

  • @KoolT
    @KoolT Před 2 měsíci +1

    27:51 George 4th😮

  • @angelamurphy9472
    @angelamurphy9472 Před 9 dny

    Camilla hit the jackpot!

  • @lynnl6979
    @lynnl6979 Před 2 měsíci +2

    They talk about Queen Charlotte and show a drawing of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert....

  • @texasslingleadsomtingwong8751
    @texasslingleadsomtingwong8751 Před 2 měsíci +2

    Hey , when is the blonde lady going to do more episodes. Shes worth her weight in gold.

  • @theeutecticpoint
    @theeutecticpoint Před 2 měsíci +15

    "And that's why everything, every last little thing
    Every single tiny microscopic little thing must go
    According to plan"

  • @normanzimmerman5029
    @normanzimmerman5029 Před 2 měsíci

    Wireds are us…lovely content😂😂😂😂

  • @jerryfick613
    @jerryfick613 Před 2 měsíci +18

    No mention of syphilis, or other STDs, and the lack of any effective prevention or treatments? Isn't that likely the cause of Mad King George's madness?

    • @baylorsailor
      @baylorsailor Před 2 měsíci +1

      He wasn't known for being promiscuous.

    • @Chshirecat13
      @Chshirecat13 Před 2 měsíci +4

      King George III is speculated to have had a form of bipolar disorder

  • @Shineon83
    @Shineon83 Před 2 měsíci

    “Bridgerton?” My Acidophilus.

  • @beabo690
    @beabo690 Před 2 měsíci


    • @baeddibelike2607
      @baeddibelike2607 Před měsícem

      @beabo690 You know that there are credits at 47:49 ?

  • @sweetafton5655
    @sweetafton5655 Před 2 měsíci +2

    That English guy at 36 minutes: ‘a sort of wankers club…they tried it in England. It didn’t go down very well’ seemed like a slap on Scotland. I guess it’s ok as it’s white on white racism. Not a good look.

  • @justin.channels
    @justin.channels Před měsícem

    Chapters? So easy CZcams AI will do it for you

  • @yessi7961
    @yessi7961 Před 2 měsíci

    "When the now Queen Elizabeth II..."?

  • @knitsforthesoulpodcast4186
    @knitsforthesoulpodcast4186 Před měsícem

    A pity the budget wasn't enough to have a bit more proper costumes ot at least hats... and gloves... well and stays... 😢

  • @KoolT
    @KoolT Před 2 měsíci +1


  • @ScottyLuvsMemez
    @ScottyLuvsMemez Před 2 měsíci +4

    Looks like boys will always be the same😅

  • @grayb7420
    @grayb7420 Před 2 měsíci +7

    I’m no expert but the costuming in this isn’t the best

  • @Kumari_kl
    @Kumari_kl Před 2 měsíci

    Repercussions of suppressed society, I guess.

  • @margaretwolak9849
    @margaretwolak9849 Před 2 měsíci

    😅Ohhy My 😮

  • @rheverend
    @rheverend Před 2 měsíci +13

    We didn’t need to actually hear the fapping, Absolute History 14:40

  • @angeronalove5799
    @angeronalove5799 Před 2 měsíci +6

    I'm not really sure how it was an "elegant time" when girls were foisted off to the highest bidder or the best match by their parents with no say on their part. That's not particularly "elegant."

    • @seeleunit2000
      @seeleunit2000 Před 2 měsíci +5

      I think this documentary is talking about for the "well-to-do" it was a time of elegance ( so long as you put up a good front & had plenty of money with a lot of connections). You could be seen as "respectable".
      It's hypocritical and nauseating, however in those times if you had wealth, status, and were very good at hiding your sexual affairs then you were considered part of the elite.
      It's a complete load of garbage really, but that's how it was.

  • @ShaySovaOfficial
    @ShaySovaOfficial Před 2 měsíci +3

    These period costumes are terrible. 🥴

  • @eric2500
    @eric2500 Před měsícem

    If you knew you'd be poor and or have no status all your life, it might not matter.

  • @Ebizzill
    @Ebizzill Před 2 měsíci

    basically, everyone wasn't s*it . cool.

  • @nipulkradmsinatagras8293
    @nipulkradmsinatagras8293 Před 2 měsíci

    *This is much better than the entire Netflix series which is full of crap.*

  • @lisacolledge7624
    @lisacolledge7624 Před 2 měsíci +1

    This was fabulous. So well done.🫡🫣😁

  • @simon-oy6um
    @simon-oy6um Před 2 měsíci

    Well they made babies too otherwise we wouldnt be here 😂😂

  • @sarahcarroll3582
    @sarahcarroll3582 Před 2 měsíci +1

    I think i would have been a kept woman 😂

  • @Slimenator
    @Slimenator Před 2 měsíci +9

    10:15 George the 3rd "bouts of madness" was caused by untreated syphilis, so you all know. That wig he wore was to cover his baldness, caused by syphilis.

    • @ML4Murp
      @ML4Murp Před 2 měsíci +1

      That is absolutely not true. That is not among the hypotheses put forward by serious scholars.

  • @Angel-3.4.3
    @Angel-3.4.3 Před 2 měsíci +4


  • @j.b.4340
    @j.b.4340 Před 2 měsíci +6

    Who do you think your audience is?

  • @RogueB
    @RogueB Před měsícem

    The information is good, but why are the actors' costumes so bad?! 😭 A parade of ill-fitting polyester. I know Bridgerton hates bonnets and proper outerwear and underwear, but is it too much to ask that a historical documentary do better?

  • @sonnyreeves8123
    @sonnyreeves8123 Před 2 měsíci

    😊 Jesus is my Savior not religion. No other religion in the world none of them promises and guarantees a resurrection assure and certain as the holy Spirit and dwelling.

  • @user-ho9zz7wi7v
    @user-ho9zz7wi7v Před 2 měsíci

    Oh Lord. Who cares!!!

  • @annared2000
    @annared2000 Před 2 měsíci +1

    30 minutes in and not a single mention about gay people…gurl its not that hard to be inclusive and historically accurate

    • @0FynnFish0
      @0FynnFish0 Před 2 měsíci +15

      You could just finish the video? Problem solved.

    • @adinaratzlaff246
      @adinaratzlaff246 Před 2 měsíci +4

      Skip to this time stamp 42:30

  • @MrsWilberforce2
    @MrsWilberforce2 Před 2 měsíci +6

    Yeah, Lady Emma Hamilton did really well for herself until she ended up not only completely broke but deeply, DEEPLY in debt, and dead at the age of only 49 in Calais, France, an alcoholic laudanum addict.