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What Pornography was Like During the “Bridgerton” Era

Surprise, surprise. Jane Austen’s contemporaries were quite the filthy lot. And you guessed it, humans and porn go back a long way.

An erotic caricature by Thomas Rowlandson. Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Rowlandson_erotic_engravings#/media/File:Rowlandson_-_Goodbye.jpg

Meet Thomas Rowlandson. Artist, caricaturist, cartoonist, and pornographer. Also, social commentator, satirist, and lover of women, drinks, and gambling…

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