SYMHC Classics: The Bawdy House Riots of 1668


“The Sailor's Revenge, or the Strand in an Uproar” by Jean-Philippe Boitard, depicting a later riot than the one discussed in today’s episode. Public domain

We're going back to a 2016 episode today. In early modern London, there was a tradition of sorts where apprentices would amass on holidays and physically destroy brothels. One of the largest such riot took place during Easter week in 1668, and it was a complicated event.

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-bawdy-house-riots-of-1668.htm

And the show notes from the original publish here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-the-bawdy-house-riot-of-1668.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics