A few months ago, I was asked by ITV Victoria’s script writers to provide some historical context to several episodes they were developing. The first of these aired on Sunday evening. Using this episode as my starting point, I wrote a piece for Guardian Science on some of the prejudices and inequalities that confounded Victorian attempts to tackle the problem of venereal disease. To read that article, please follow this link.
SPOILER ALERT: There are a few spoilers in this article, so read no further if you haven’t caught up with the episode.