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Was Shakespeare’s ‘Dark Lady’ a prostitute?

One researcher believes that Shakespeare's 'Dark Lady', the inspiration behind some of his romantic sonnets, may have been a notorious prostitute who ran a brothel in London. Shakespeare scholar Dr Duncan Salkeld said he had unearthed documents that indicate she is ‘the foremost candidate for the dubious role of the Dark

Big Dig unearths brothel artifacts

3,000 items unearthed during The Big Dig in are revealing details about the world's oldest profession in Boston during the 19th century. A North End privy sealed for more than a century has yielded thousands of artifacts that are giving archeologists an unprecedented look at how the world’s oldest profession