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The expansion of railways meant more people could travel around the country for seaside getaways. Gordon Samson/Alamy

How the Victorians invented the ‘staycation’

Expanding railways and changes in labour practices meant that the Victorians had time for a proper holiday and many took to the British coast.
The Romans have been denounced for their reverie in ‘vice’ but their hedonistic approach to love and sexuality should be celebrated salajean/Shutterstock

Romosexuality – embracing queer sex and love in Ancient times

Grecian love is often idealised as an respectable model for queer love. However, there’s more pleasure and reality to be found in ancient Rome’s dirtier version

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