wanted to know what medieval women got up to in the
bedroom? Or got up to in order to avoid any sort of
bedroom activities? Interested in what sort of questionable
medical or nutritional advice was being dispensed to
the lady plagued by various love life related troubles
and ailments? All your questions (and then some) shall
be answered in this surprisingly informative and highly
entertaining read packed with anecdotes, fuin facts
and gossipy goodness on a subject rarely covered in
history books - I learned a lot and laughed a lot."
Finland via Goodreads. 23 October, 2020
Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women is a fantastic
jaunt into the past. It not only highlights the trials
and tribulations of women of the medieval period, but
helps show that the men didn't always get their way. The
author, Rosalie Gilbert, has developed a very well researched
and comprehensive look into many aspects of medieval women
and presented this knowledge in a fun and easy to read
Male or Female, it's definitely worth getting your hands
on if you have an interest in history, women, the church,
men or what goes on "between the sheets."
Brisbane. 22nd October, 2020.
most entertaining, informative and enjoyable read I have
had in a very long time. The Very Secret Sex Lives of
Medieval Women can truly be classed a most excellent reference
book for the feminine medieval re-enactor. This delightful
book has made me highly aware that the era Rosalie has
thoroughly researched is a "Nice place to visit,
but I wouldn't want to live there."
This book well deserves its place on the high shelf of
my medieval reference bookcase. Kudos Rosalie on a book
Rockhampton. via Goodreads.
entertaining, informative and thought-provoking.
An insightful, modern look at the lives of women as they
Markus Kerr. Bsc Hons 1, PhD, MDR. Brisbane.
is quite compelling and hilariously funny. I have been
chuckling out loud and my husband says he thinks he ought
to read it if it's such a tonic! God Forbid!"
Newstead, England. Medieval Author, The
and horrifying all at once! If it werent for the
references to actual historical documentation, theres
some stuff that I wouldnt believe! All I can say
is that Im fortunate to be a woman in todays
world, the glass ceiling aint got nothing on what
medieval woman experienced. That said, the author playfully
discusses these things with a wicked sense of humour.
Brisbane. October 2020. via Goodreads
"Concise and clear research, interspersed with
humor. Ms. Gilbert refutes many misconceptions about Medieval
life for women, in an interesting manner, as well as laying
out lots of information about what options, concerns,
legal standing and protections women had regarding their
Definitely an interesting read for most women, whether
they have an interest in the time period or not."
Elizabeth Frey-Thomas, California. October, 2020 via Goodreads
"Mine arrived today! I just had a bit of a skim,
reading sections at random, and have been cackling like
a maniac and reading bits out loud to my partner and housemate.
This book is brilliant, and you are an excellent and very
humorous writer. Thank you!"
Kalaimani, Perth. via Facebook
can find me on Goodreads
if you'd like to see more!"
Gilbert, on the couch. The author.