Napoleon’s Penis & Other Iconic Body Parts From History

Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society


Perhaps without you realising it, history is marked by iconic body parts.


From Frida Khalo’s monobrow, to Queen Victoria’s swollen armpit, and let’s not forget Napoleon’s penis. That one alone has had quite a posthumous life.


What amazing stories do they tell us of the people they belonged to? What trends did they spark? And is there any truth to the rumours about Hitler’s ball? 


We’re joined by friend of the show Suzie Edge, who’s the author of Vital Organs, to find out more. 


This episode was edited by Tom Delargy and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


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