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A Victorian Scandal: The Rudest Book in Britain

Victorian society is often viewed as buttoned up and prudish. Historian and author Dr Fern Riddell holds the opposite view and takes us on a journey deep into Victorian culture.

Dr Fern Riddell is a young historian and author who goes back to the archives to challenge more traditional historical views of Victorian society.

Her investigation into a sensational Victorian high court trial, which took place in 1877, sheds new light on the ‘no sex please, we are British’ cliché often associated with Victorian England.

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 5 Jun 2019 22:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Fern Riddell
Interviewed Guest Lesley Hall
Interviewed Guest Tanya Kirk
Interviewed Guest Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Kate Williams
Executive Producer Ed Stobart
Executive Producer Emma Parkins
Director Craig Pickles


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