23 Things You Didn’t Know About The 1100s

21Shanxi Women

In the 12th-century, women in Shanxi (a Chinese province) were considered more desirable as a wife if they had already slept with a large number of men.

22Henry of Blois

In 1161, Henry of Blois, the Bishop of Winchester was the largest brothel owner in the UK and his prostitutes were called the Winchester Geese.


By the 12th Century, 21 different churches claimed to possess Jesus Christ's foreskin. The Pope was eventually called upon to decide which one was authentic.


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