Wretched Strumpets

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History Today
Vol. 66, no. 7 (July 2016), p. 33-38

Note

Life for the poor in 18th and 19th century Ireland was hard and, for many women, prostitution was the only option. But, writes Julie Peakman, the bawdy houses were rife with disease and police did little to protect women from violent customers