Courtesans

Sai Jinhua in 1887 in black

Charming Facts About Sai Jinhua, The Diplomatic Courtesan

When she was only a child, Sai Jinhua was sold into service… She had no clue that she’d become one of the most tragic courtesans in history.
January 12, 2024 Neil Crone
History's Fiercest Women Facts

Cutthroat Facts About History's Fiercest Women

Fierce Women Facts: It's said that when Mary, Queen of Scots was executed, her dog was found under her skirts, unwilling to leave her side.
December 7, 2023 Scott Mazza

Seductive Facts About The Secret Lives Of Courtesans

Courtesans dabbled in just about everything from art to espionage. Pull back the bed curtains to these decadent facts from the history of courtesans.
October 3, 2023 Christine Tran
La Paiva Photo

Seductive Facts About La Paiva, The “Queen Of Kept Women”

Near the end of her life, La Paiva’s iconic beauty calcified into monstrosity—yet her death was even more horrific.
July 27, 2023 Dancy Mason
La Paiva Photo

Seductive Facts About La Paiva, The “Queen Of Kept Women”

Near the end of her life, La Paiva’s iconic beauty calcified into monstrosity—yet her death was even more horrific.
July 13, 2023 Dancy Mason
Veronica Franco Facts

Forgotten Facts About Veronica Franco, The Rebel Courtesan

Veronica Franco was one of the most sought-after courtesans of the 1500s—but the higher she rose, the farther she had to fall.
June 19, 2023 Mehroo S.


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