It was just another commodity that the medieval royals had on tap. Not content with the wealth, power, and a lifestyle to match, they also seemed to have an unlimited amount of sex available. If anyone in power today were to behave in the manner that some of those that wore the crown did, then there would be a revolution quicker than you could say, "undress, wench".
Certain names immediately leap to mind when it comes to sexual appetites: Edward III, Edward IV, and of course Henry VIII. But it wasn't just the royal men at it; there were a whole list of royal women who enjoyed sexual liberation, before it was even invented.
This fun book highlights some of those that enjoyed lustful liaisons and even managed to cause scandal in their own times.
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