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Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society

The Real Bridgerton

The first series of Bridgerton broke viewership records and became the biggest series on Netflix ever when it first came out. But a raunchy period drama is nothing new, shows with an eroticised view of the past have always been popular. Think Game of Thrones, The Tudors, Peaky Blinders...they’re all at it!

But can we even call Bridgerton history? How accurate is the series? From the fashion, to the sex, to the dental hygiene. Yep, we’re even going to be talking about dentures made from teeth taken from men who died at the Battle of Waterloo in this episode. Surprisingly the Bridgerton actors weren’t asked to rock a pair for filming the series.

Today Kate is Betwixt the Sheets with historian Catherine Curzon find out the real Regency history behind Bridgerton.

You can buy Catherine's book, Inside the World of Bridgerton: True Stories of Regency High Society here.

Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Charlotte Long and Matt Peaty.

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Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society
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